Humanties at Key Stage Three is taught on a three term carousel with the aim of maintaining breadth of education for students prior to moving to Key Stage 4 where they may be more likely to home in on areas of strength.

The PSHE, Careers & Humanities Road Map outlines which topics are being covered at which time and in which year group.

Due to the nature of our intake, there may be some students in multiple year groupings. In this instance a decision will be made on which topic will be covered based on what the group have previously covered.

In Key stage 4 students humanities lessons are focused on GCSE Citizenship Studies, which has the power to motivate and enable young people to become thoughtful, active citizens.

Students gain a deeper knowledge of democracy, government and law, and develop skills to create sustained and reasoned arguments, present various viewpoints and plan practical citizenship actions to benefit society.

They will also gain the ability to recognise bias, critically evaluate argument, weigh evidence and look for alternative interpretations and sources of evidence, all of which are essential skills valued by higher education and employers.

We follow AQA GCSE Specification, and the subject content is as follows:

  1. Citizenship skills, processes and methods
  2. Life in modern Britain
  3. Rights and responsibilities
  4. Politics and participation
  5. Active citizenship