Humanities KS3

Throughout KS3 at Bishopton, students will study a range of topics from History, Religion and Geography. The curriculum is balanced equally between the three subjects with the aim to ensure that students are receiving all aspects of the national curriculum. Year’s 7, 8 and 9 will all study the same topic, with work differentiated to suit the students need and to stretch and challenge them.

Activities in KS3 Humanities may include: excursions to historical, geographical or religious sites; guest speakers; independent investigations; role plays; mapping exercises etc.

Over the three years in KS3, Bishopton students will cover:

History (Autumn term 1 & 2): Henry 8th and the Tudors; Black Death and revolution; World War One and the Suffragette movement; World War Two; and the Transatlantic Slave trade.

Religious Studies (Spring term 1 & 2): Hinduism; Islam; Judaism; Paranormal Activity, Religious and inspirational leaders; and Crime and Punishment.

Geography (Summer term 1 & 2):
Volcanoes; Super volcanoes; Independent Sports study on the environment; Weather; Population and Migration.

In Humanities at KS4, we study GCSE Citizenship.

Humanities KS4 – GCSE Citizenship

The new GCSE Citizenship course will motivate and educate our students to become thoughtful and active citizens who engage intelligently and enthusiastically with public life. Students will gain knowledge of democracy, government and law, and develop the ability to create sustained, well-balanced arguments.

There are three themes of this course:

  1. Life in modern Britain looks at the make-up and dynamics of contemporary society, what it means to be British, as well as the role of the media and the UK’s role on the world stage.
  2. Rights and responsibilities, looks at the nature of laws, rights and responsibilities within the UK and has a global aspect due to the nature of international laws, treaties and agreements by which the UK abides.
  3. Politics and participation, aims to give the student, through an understanding of the political process, the knowledge and skills necessary to understand how to resolve issues, bring about change, and how the empowered citizen is at the heart of our society.

The course includes a year 11 trip to London in the Summer terms, for selected students with great attendance and a good attitude to learning.

The assessment of this course is two 1 hour 45 minute examinations, that will take place in the June of the students final year at Bishopton, dates to be confirmed.