Humanities Intent Statement
We have three main subjects which we will cover in Humanities lessons at Abbey Park. Geography, History and Religious Education. Our students are constantly challenged to work collaboratively and think independently when engaging in all lessons. Through teacher modelling, we encourage our students to demonstrate manners, respect and tolerance in lessons. This allows students to express themselves in a confident manner.
Geographers explore both the physical features of Earth and the human societies spread across it. They also examine how human culture interacts with the natural environment and the way that locations and places can have an impact on people. Embedded within our curriculum, students will, have knowledge of geographical processes, be global citizens, understand sustainability and the future of our world, have cultural awareness and diversity of local, national and global scales and will be able to apply geographical skills both inside and outside the classroom.
In History we examine people, societies, events and problems of the past. History seeks to understand the developments and events that people and the world have gone through. History paints us a detailed picture of how society, technology, and governments worked way back when so that we can better understand how it works now. At Abbey park school we aim to develop key skills as a historian, for example change and continuity, evaluation, inference and interpretation. We want pupils to understand key turning points and events of British history and how these relate to modern British values. We are committed to motivate and develop all learners through engaging and well differentiated content and reflective feedback.
R.E. (Religious Education) - We are living in an increasingly multi-faith society and it is vital that we show tolerance and respect for each other’s values and beliefs. R.E. at Abbey park school allows for reflection on students own values and beliefs. It gives them the opportunity to consider and reflect on the big questions such as why are we here? Why is there suffering in the world? It gives students the opportunity to consider a range of views so that they can develop an informed opinion on a range of religious and ethical issues.
For GCSE options at KS4, Abbey park school offer the 3 main humanities GCSE of Geography, History and R.E. as well as Sociology.
Through Sociology we equip students with the appropriate knowledge and skills needed to be able to understand and explain the causes and impact of human behaviour on wider society. We do this using quality first teaching which ensures students understand underlying Sociological principles and can apply them in a variety of familiar and unfamiliar contexts. We want students to be able to think analytically and reach logical conclusions based on sociological evidence. Our curriculum at Abbey Park School goes far beyond what is taught in lessons, for whilst we want students to achieve the very best examination results possible, we believe our curriculum goes beyond what is examinable.
KS3 and KS4 Humanities Curriculum Maps
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