History is taught by giving pupils opportunities to stimulate pupils’ curiosity to know more about the past. They explore this through handling artefacts, stories and sensory stories, photos and videos, and practical activities to bring history to life. History is also enhanced through external workshops, school theme days and educational visits.
Lessons include a wide range of topics at personal, local, national and international levels, dating from the early Stone Age period to historical events in the late 20th century.
Through Geography pupils learn about the World they live in and develop a deeper understanding of their local environment. Pupils begin to gain greater understanding of their local area, including their school environment, places of interest (such as shops, parks, local geographical landmarks), the weather, and identify key features of such places, exploring both human and physical geography. Pupils have opportunities to enhance their understanding of their local area through educational visits to further develop the important skills required for Geography learning, such as map skills. Pupils compare their own environment to those in faraway places, supporting their thinking in how other people live around the world, looking into similarities and differences between them. This will develop students’ awareness and understanding of ethnic and cultural diversity in the UK and its origins. Curriculum learning is enhanced through educational visits and field work.
Humanities at Key Stage 4 for young people on the Green pathway is based on the WJEC Entry Pathways Humanities course with young people gaining an Entry Level 1-3 accreditation at the end of Year 11.