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KS4 Humanities

Geography Curriculum Key Stage 4

In year 9, pupils are introduced to the unit ‘living with the physical environment’. Here they explore natural hazards and how they impact human life. To help develop their knowledge further pupils focus on specific case studies. This helps to locate key hazards and events and raise awareness of how different countries cope with the impact and responses.

In years 10 and 11 pupils are introduced to the unit ‘challenges in the human environment’. Here they explore urban challenges and economic development, focusing on the difference between a rich country such as the UK and an emerging country such as Nigeria. Pupils also develop their Geographical applications that are assessed in their exams. This involves participation in fieldwork and geographical enquiry.

History Curriculum KS4

In key stage 4 pupils study Nazi Germany 1918-1945, investigating the problems of the Weimar republic, the reasons why Hitler became Chancellor and consolidated his power as well as life in Nazi Germany. Pupils also complete a controlled assessment on Skipton Castle, looking at the events that influence the creation and development if the castle.

Religious Studies Curriculum KS4

In KS4 pupils explore a variety of ethical issues such as medical science, relationships, and life. Here they have the opportunity to develop their knowledge on key reasons for decisions that others make and justify their actions. Pupils participate in group work and discussions to investigate moral dilemmas and suggest possible outcomes or solutions.