History, Geography and RE
Who are we?
- Sarah Craig – Assistant Headteacher, Teacher of History
- Matt Ryder - Lead Teacher of Geography
- Stephanie Underdown - Teacher of History
- Scarlett McNally - Teacher of History
- Elizabeth Hambidge –Teacher of Geography
- Nuala Dawson – Teacher of History
- Hannah Lilley – Teacher of Geography
- Beth Bethell - HLTA for Humanities
What we do in KS3:
In History, we adopt a thematic approach and consider the past through the use of big enquiry questions. We look at how William controlled England after 1066 and the changing status of the Medieval Monarchy. In Year 8 we consider methods of warfare, and engage in an in-depth study on the Holocaust.
In Geography, students begin by considering their local area before looking at "The World Around Us". The topics allow students to develop relevant life skills, such as teamwork and communication. Students complete an in-depth study on Globalization in Year 7 and Natural Hazards in Year 8.
What we in KS4:
History is a popular choice at GCSE at NLL. The department follows the Edexcel specification. This includes a breadth study on Crime and Punishment, 1100 – Present Day, a depth study on Weimar and Nazi Germany, 1919 – 1945 and a focus on Early Elizabethan England. A particular favourite unit of study is a case study on Whitechapels and the murders of Jack the Ripper. There is no controlled assessment or coursework.
Year 9 focuses on an introduction to the GCSE and maintains a focus on skill development. The students will cover a range of human and physical geography units, including coasts and human development. The study of GCSE Geography includes two mandatory fieldtrips. The department follows the Edexcel specification A.
What we do in KS5:
Those students achieving a grade B or above in GCSE History and Geography will have the option to take the AS and A Level at KS5.
Apart from the external examinations at the end of Year 11, all students in the Humanities department undertake at least one written assessment per term, graded according to GCSE standards. They also take a full mock exam each year and will have assignments and coursework on a regular basis. Therefore we track our students across GCSE grades 9-1.
At KS3 the students will receive a 30-minute task each week. There will be longer projects set at various points in the year.
At KS4 the students will receive a minimum of an hour task each week. Revision and independent learning should also be occurring at all times in conjunction with set homework tasks. Coursework and assignments will be set at points throughout the course too.
Skills gained for the future:
The Humanities subjects offer a traditional academic qualification recognised throughout the world and carrying a good deal of weight when it comes to further education and future careers. Even if a student does not intend to pursue a career in this academic field, the skills obtained are well recognised as being invaluable in most professions. In short; humanities graduates are amongst the brightest and most sought after employees.
How to find out more information:
Please contact Sarah Craig - firstname.lastname@example.org