Beliefs and Cultures

Draws upon the knowledge and skills associated with history, citizenship, religious education philosophy, ethics, and the social sciences in developing an understanding of contemporary issues

 

History – Programme of Study

Year 7 (Key Stage 3)

  • The Medieval World 1050-1450: Power and Politics
  • The Medieval World 1050-1450: Living and Dying
  • The Tudor World 1450-1603

 

Year 8 (Key Stage 3)

  • Britain and Europe: 1600-1750
  • Britain and the World: 1750-1900
  • The Slave Trade

 

Years 9 – 11 (Key Stage 4)

  • Conflict in the Modern World
  • Women – Separate Spheres
  • Inter-war Europe
  • World War Two
  • British depth study: Anglo-Saxon and Norman England, c1060-88
  • Thematic study: Medicine in Britain, c1250-present
  • Historic Environments: The British Sector of the Western Front1914-18: injuries, treatment and the trenches
  • Period study: The American West, c1835-c1895
  • Modern depth study: Weimar and Nazi Germany, 1918-39

 

Year 12 (Key Stage 5)

Challenges to Rights and Freedoms

  • Unit 1: Chasing the American Dream, USA 1917-96
  • Unit 2: India 1900-47

 

Year 13 (Key Stage 5)

  • Unit 3: The British Experience of Warfare, 1790-1918
  • Unit 4: Coursework

 

Year 7 and 8 Social Studies – Programme of Study

Year 7

Rights and Responsibilities

  • What is a Community?
  • Being a good citizen
  • Stereotyping
  • Human Rights
  • Rights & Responsibilities
  • Rights denied

Laws, Crime & Punishment

  • Why do we need laws?
  • Differences between civil and criminal law
  • Civil law decision making
  • Meaning of Justice
  • Crimes and consequences
  • What happens in court?
  • Sentencing
  • Death penalty debate

 

Year 8

Culture, Migration & Conflict

  • Britishness
  • British Culture
  • Global Cultures
  • Types of migration
  • Push and pull factors
  • Migration based conflict

Power & Politics

  • How does politics affect me?
  • Local politics
  • National politics
  • Political parties
  • Voting
  • Making laws
  • Getting elected
  • Pressure groups
  • Example conflicts

 

GCSE Sociology – Programme of Study

Year 9

  • Introduction to Sociology
  • Family and Households
  • Education
  • Research Methods

 

Year 10

  • Crime & Deviance
  • Mass Media
  • Power & Politics

 

Year 11

Revision & consolidation of:

  • Studying Society
  • Families & Households
  • Education
  • Crime & Deviance
  • Mass Media
  • Power & Politics

 

Philosophy & Ethics – Programme of Study

Year 7 (Key Stage 3)

  • Beliefs and Concepts
  • Buddhism
  • Religion and the Environment

 

Year 8 (Key Stage 3)

  • Buddhism
  • Religion and the Media
  • Religion and Justice

 

Year 9 (Key Stage 4)

  • Religion and Conflict
  • Religious Expression

 

Year 10 (Key Stage 4)

  • Religion and the World
  • Religion and Medical Ethics
  • Religious Philosophy

 

Year 11 (Key Stage 4)

  • Religion and Conflict
  • Religion and Medicine
  • Religious Expression
  • Authority – Religion and the State

 

Psychology – Programme of Study

Year 12 (Key Stage 5)

  • What is Psychology?
  • Social Influence
  • Memory
  • Attachment
  • Approaches in Psychology (including biopsychology)
  • Psychopathology
  • Research Methods

 

Year 13 (Key Stage 5)

  • All of Year 12 content
  • Issues and Debates
  • Relationships
  • Eating Behaviour
  • Aggression

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