The Social Studies department at The Rose School comprises Geography, History and Religious Education at Key Stage 3. It is staffed by Mrs J Hemingway (subject leader.) The curriculum is delivered as a carousel, comprising half-termly topics chosen from the Geography, History and Religious Education Programmes of Study.
The subjects delivered within the Social Studies curricula form a body of knowledge that gives students the opportunity to understand the world the live in 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. Finally, they are prepared for their working lives outside of school in the world of work.
Students are given the opportunity to learn outside of the classroom. In the past they have visited 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. Social Studies teams up with the PE department every half term to take students out for a hike requiring them to use map skills. Visits include Pendle Hill, Malham, Stocks Reservoir and Simon’s Seat.
At Key Stage 4, all students follow courses in externally examined subjects. The level of the examination is determined by their ability. Courses offered are: AQA Preparation for Working Life (Level 1 level2 Certificate); AQA Syllabus B Religion and Citizenship (short course); AQA Entry Level Certificate Geography; AQA Entry Level Religious Education; AQA Geography Syllabus A (full course). All students follow an RE course plus either Geography or Preparation for Working Life depending on their ability.
A variety of teaching methods are employed to engage the students and make their learning relevant and fun. Classroom displays are updated on a regular basis and comprise students work. The classroom itself is fully equipped with an interactive whiteboard and students have access to laptop computers as well as their own iPads for research and creative purposes.
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The Rose School
Phone: 01282 683050
Fax: 01282 683052