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Humanities

We are a rapidly improving Faculty where each teacher works hard to ensure that all individuals studying Geography, History, Philosophy and Ethics, Preparation for Working Life or Enrichment achieve to the best of their ability.

In years 7 & 8 pupils study the following subjects in groups set by ability:

Geography                  2 hours a week

History                        2 hours a week

Enrichment                 1 hour a week

In years 10 & 11 pupils study for a GCSE in Preparation for Working Life in groups set broadly by ability for 1 hour a week. Pupils in year 9 continue with our Enrichment programme for 1 hour a week. Pupils in years 9, 10 and 11 can opt to study the following subjects that are taught in mixed ability groups:

Geography                            

History                                  

Philosophy and Ethics

 

GCSE Geography

Years 10 & 11

Exam board and specification: AQA Geography ‘A’

 Assessment

Controlled Assessment: 25% based on the ‘Coastal Environments’ unit and involving a data collection visit to a coastal area

 Paper 1 (Physical Geography): 37.5%

Paper 2 (Human Geography): 37.5%

 An optional 5-day residential day trip to the Lake District takes place in May to study elements of the course ‘in the field’.

 Year 9

Exam board and specification: Edexcel Geography ‘A’

 Assessment

Controlled Assessment: 25% based on the ‘Coastal Environments’ unit and involving a data collection visit to a coastal area

Paper 1 (Geographical Skills and Challenges) 25%   

Paper 2 (The Natural Environment) 25%

Paper 3 (The Human Environment) 25%

 An optional 5-day residential day trip to the Lake District takes place in May to study elements of the course ‘in the field’.

 

 

GCSE History

Exam board and specification: Edexcel History B

 Units are that studied are:

  1. The transformation of surgery c 1848 - 1918
  2. The American West , c1840 - 1895
  3. Crime, policing and punishment in England, c1880 - 1980
  4. Medicine and Treatment

 Assessment

Controlled Assessment: Crime, policing and punishment in England, c1880 – 1980 : 25%

Paper 1 - The transformation of surgery c 1848 – 1918: 25%

Paper 2 - The American West , c1840 – 1895: 25%

Paper 3 - Medicine and Treatment: 25%

 

 GCSE Philosophy and Ethics

Exam board and specification: OCR Religious Studies B (Philosophy and Applied Ethics).

 Units are that studied are:

  1. Philosophy 1 – Deity, Religious and Spiritual Experience, End of Life
  2. Philosophy 2 – Good and Evil, Revelation, Religion and Science
  3. Ethics 1 – Relationships, Medical Ethics, Poverty and Wealth
  4. Ethics 2 – Peace and Justice, Equality, Religion and the Media

A minimum of 2 topics from each unit will be studied. These will be from a variety of religions. The religions we can study are; Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism and Sikhism.

Assessment

Paper 1:  Philosophy units 1 and 2.

Paper 2: Ethics units 1 and 2.

Each unit carries 25% of the total GCSE marks. Each unit has a 1 hour paper (totaling 4 one hour papers).

 

GCSE Preparation for Working Life

Units are that studied are:

 

  1. Personal awareness
  2. Healthy lifestyles for work-life balance
  3. Relationships and the differences between people
  4. The world of work
  5. Applying for jobs and courses
  6. Economic and financial aspects of life
  7. Employment opportunities
  8. Personal safety and safeguarding

Assessment

Paper 1: Multiple choice, short answers and longer answers (Calculator) 1hr45mins: 70%

Paper 2: Short answers and longer answers (Non calculator) 1hr15mins: 30%

 

 

To contact the faculty leader Mr N Bedford email hums@iceniacademy.org.uk