The Humanities department at The Rose School comprises Geography, History and Religious Education. It is coordinated by Mrs A. Moran.
At KS3, the curriculum is delivered as a carousel, comprising half-termly topics chosen from the Geography, History and Religious Education studies.
Flourish- today and tomorrow
The subjects delivered within the Humanities curricula form a body of knowledge that gives students the opportunity to understand the world around them from many different perspectives. They are given opportunities to learn about how the Earth has been shaped by natural forces and by the people living on it. They find out about key times in the past that have an influence on the way we live today. They explore the diverse beliefs of religious groups to find out how they affect their daily lives, and, in turn, how this might affect them and their attitudes personally. British Values are integrated throughout the lessons, as well as being taught more discreetly.
Alongside this pupils are given the chance to build personal competencies in teamwork, leadership and communication skills to name a few. To discover their strengths, whether that be in debates we have, the art/ model work completed to accompany some of the units or in written work.
|Year 1||Gg: Fantastic Places (incl mapskills)||Hist: From the Vikings and 1066 – Medieval Realms||RE: Buddhism – What can be learned from Buddha?
Can meditation make a difference?
|RE: Islam – rights and responsibilities and Ultimate authority||Gg: Weather, rivers and flooding|
|Map skills – school grounds / local
|School grounds: micro climate study
|Year 2||Hist: English civil war||Gg: Natural disasters – earthquakes (volcanoes)||Hist: WWI|
|RE: Christianity – Who is my neighbour?
Sikhism: What builds my community?
|RE:What happens when we die?||Gg: Settlements – urban opportunities and challenges|
|WW1 museum near Preston / Local urban study|
|Year 3||Gg: Climate and ecosystems – TRF||Hist: WWII||Hist: Holocaust|
|RE: What is the truth?||RE: Judaism – How do people keep their faith in difficult times?||Gg: Development Geography India|
|Chester zoo – ecosystems (with science?)||Jewish Museum Manchester|
Pupils in KS3 and 4 are given the opportunity to learn outside of the classroom completing fieldwork and map skills practice at different times of the year, for example studying rivers and flooding and a local regeneration study. Trips have also been taken to Leeds Royal Armouries to learn more about the English Civil war, St Matthews Street Church to learn about Christian Rites of Passage, Clitheroe Castle to learn about the Norman Conquest and the Ingleton Waterfalls Trail to learn about waterfall formation.
At Key Stage 4, all students follow courses in a range of subjects. The level of the examination is determined by their ability. Courses offered at present are: AQA PSE (EL or L1), BTec Travel and tourism (EL3 and L1), OCR Entry Level Geography. At present, RE is integrated into the appropriate PSE units. The Humanities Department also work alongside the PE department to deliver the Prince’s Trust Award.
A variety of teaching methods are employed to engage the students and make their learning relevant and fun.
Links to exam boards:
BTec Travel and Tourism El3, L1
OCR Entry level Geography