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Humanities Department

Humanities Department

 

Subject Statement

The PSHCE and Humanities curriculums within Tunmarsh School are delivered using a carousel model. Each half term pupils learn about a different topic/theme, which meets the requirements set out on the national curriculum framework for schools. Course content is differentiated to meet pupil need regardless of academic ability or special educational need (SEN). Lessons are informative and interactive and include debate, discussion, written and project based tasks. Suitable, appropriate and relevant external agencies are invited into the school throughout the academic year; to deliver workshops and sessions that complement the ongoing work that is taking place within the classroom. These extended learning activities help students to develop further skills, knowledge and awareness within an informal education setting which is both engaging and inclusive.

Course Outline

Students develop secure knowledge of past, present and future life events. These lessons promote personal awareness and empower pupils to learn new skills in a wide range of different areas. The PSHCE & Humanities curriculums within Year 7 & Year 8 follow the same structure and content, with challenge appropriate to the pupils’ abilities. In Year 9, the curriculums are again very similar in content, but become a more complex and explore topics in more depth. This requires students to analyse, explore and reflect on their own level of understanding and promotes them to express their personal perspectives about a variety of different topics and issues.

  TERM  YEAR 7 YEAR 8 YEAR 9
AUTUMN 1

PSHCE: British Values & Citizenship –

 

Humanities: History

PSHCE: British Values & Citizenship –

 

Humanities: History

PSHCE: British Values & Citizenship

 

 

Humanities: History

 

AUTUMN

2

PSHCE: Religious Studies

 

Humanities: History

PSHCE: Religious Studies

 

Humanities: History

PSHCE: Religious Studies

 

Humanities: History

SPRING

1

PSHCE: Sex and Relationships Education

 

Humanities: Geography

Urbanisation

PSHCE: Sex and Relationships Education

 

Humanities: Geography

Urbanisation

PSHCE: Sex and Relationships Education

 

Humanities: Geography

Globalisation

Costal Environment

SPRING

2

PSHCE: Drug & Alcohol Education

 

Humanities:

Social & Environmental Development

 

The Continents (North/South America), Asia, Europe, Africa, Antarctica, Oceania (Australia & Polynesia)

 

PSHCE: Drug & Alcohol Education

 

 

Humanities:

Social & Environmental Development -

 

The Continents (North/South America), Asia, Europe, Africa, Antarctica, Oceania (Australia & Polynesia)

 

PSHCE: Drug & Alcohol

Education

 

Humanities:

Tourism –

 

 

The Continents (North/South America), Asia, Europe, Africa, Antarctica, Oceania (Australia & Polynesia)


SUMMER 1

PSHCE: Emotional, Well-being & Personal Development Education

 

 

Humanities: Religious Studies

Christianity:

Key beliefs in God: The nature of God

 

Islam:

The nature of God

PSHCE: Emotional, Well-being & Personal Development Education

 

 

Humanities: Religious Studies

Christianity:

Key beliefs in God: The nature of God

 

 

Islam:

The nature of God

PSHCE: Emotional, Well-being & Personal Development Education

 

 

Humanities: Religious Studies

Key Beliefs: different Christian beliefs about creation

 

 

 

Exploring The Five Pillars of Islam

SUMMER 2

PSHCE: Work Related Learning, Business Enterprise & Careers Education

 

 

Humanities: Religious Studies

PSHCE: Work Related Learning, Business Enterprise & Careers Education

 

 

Humanities: Religious Studies

PSHCE: Work Related Learning, Business Enterprise & Careers Education

 

 

Humanities: Religious Studies

 Assessment and Feedback

Students receive regular written and verbal feedback on their progress and areas for further development. Student progress and attainment is tracked using an online assessment system called Doddle, this tracking system highlights where students are making sufficient progress but also identifies where further intervention and support is required.

How parents and carers can help

  • Encourage your child to attend school regularly and engage in lessons.
  • Use the online resources to develop a level of understand of the curriculums being taught within the school
  • Support and encourage your child to continue with their learning when at home (extended learning activities)
  • Keep in regular contact with staff at the school for updates on your child’s progress
  • Regularly attend Parent & Carer Consultation meeting (Parents Evenings)
  • If you have any questions or queries regarding any elements of the curriculum offer, then please raise your concerns with the school.

Who to contact

Head of Department – Claire Campbell-Jackson

Links to online resources

https://www.pshe-association.org.uk/pshe-education-guide-parents

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/levels/z4kw2hv

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/sex-and-relationship-education

https://nationalcareers.service.gov.uk/

https://www.lmiforall.org.uk/

https://www.gatsby.org.uk/education/focus-

areas/good-career-guidance

KS4: GCSE Religious Studies & Business Studies

 

General Course Information

The AQA GCSE in Religious Studies short course (8061) covers the subject content laid down by the Department for Education (DfE). Students consider different beliefs and attitudes to both religious and non-religious issues related to Christianity and Islam, in contemporary British society and around the world. Students are required to develop an awareness of the religious traditions within Christianity and Islam and to acknowledge and understand the religious traditions and beliefs are diverse.

The AQA GCSE in Business Studies (8132) provides students with the opportunity to explore real business issues and to examine and develop knowledge on how businesses work, function and operate within the sector. Students are required to consider the practical application of setting up and running a business and to analyse concepts and methods for effective business management. The course provides opportunities for students to explore theories and concepts through the context of events that occur within the business and economic world.

 

How is the course assessed?

To successfully pass the AQA GCSE in Religious Studies course, all students are required to sit one written exam at the end of year 11, based on the units taught throughout the course. Students achieve a qualification graded between 9-1.

To successfully pass the AQA GCSE in Business Studies course, all students are required to sit two written exams at the end of year 11, based on the units taught throughout the course. Students achieve a qualification graded between 9-1.

All students receive regular written and verbal feedback throughout their studies on their progress and areas for further development. All student work is moderated and attainment is tracked using an online assessment system called Doddle, this tracking system highlights where students are making sufficient progress but also identifies where further intervention and support is required.

How parents and carers can help

  • Encourage your child to attend school regularly and engage in lessons.
  • Use the online resources to develop your level of understand of the curriculums being taught
  • Support and encourage your child to study and revise at home (extended learning activities)
  • Encourage your child to attend extra revision classes in preparation for GCSE examinations
  • Keep in regular contact with staff at the school for updates on your child’s progress
  • Regularly attend Parent & Carer Consultation meetings (Parents Evenings)
  • If you have any questions or queries regarding any elements of the curriculum offer, then please raise your concerns with the school.

Who to contact

Head of Department – Claire Campbell-Jackson

Claire.Campbell@tunmarsh.newham.sch.uk

Links to online resources

https://nationalcareers.service.gov.uk/

https://www.lmiforall.org.uk/

https://www.gatsby.org.uk/education/focus-areas/good-career-guidance

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/zpsvr82

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/zb48q6f

https://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/business/gcse/business-8132

https://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/religious-studies/gcse/religious-studies-short-course-8061