Introduction

Welcome to the Humanities Department at HLC.  Through the subjects of History and Geography we hope to provide students with a coherent knowledge and understanding of the world we live in.  Lessons actively encourage students to ask perceptive questions, think critically and make well informed judgements. 

Staff

Mrs. Sarah Moore

Subject Leader for History/h6>

Mrs Lindsay Pickford

History Teacher

Mr. Karl Downes

History Teacher

Mrs. Magda Farley

Subject Leader for Geography

Ms. Donna MacDonald

Geography Teacher

Mr. Eddie Tonks

Geography Teacher

Geography Curriculum.

Facilities on offer:
6 Humanities teaching rooms (1 double room seating 60) all equipped with interactive whiteboards and 5 extra student PCs in each room.

Year 7
AutumnSpringSummer
Map SkillsCoastsWeather
SettlementPopulationLocal Area
Hours per week: 2
Year 8
AutumnSpringSummer
EcosystemsTectonicsGlaciation
BrazilRocksRussia
Hours per week: 2
Year 9 - Introduction to GCSE Geography Edexcel (2016 Spec)
AutumnSpringSummer
DevelopmentChanging UK LandscapesRivers and Flooding
GlobalisationGeographical SkillsSkills & Fieldtrip
Hours per week: 4
Year 10 - GCSE Geography AQA A
AutumnSpringSummer
Restless EarthPopulation ChangeWater on the Land
Restless Earth/Population ChangeWater on the LandControlled Assessment
Hours per week: 3
Year 11 -GCSE Geography AQA A
AutumnSpringSummer
Changing Urban Environments CoatsCoasts
Changing Urban Environments TourismRevision
Hours per week: 3

History Curriculum.

Facilities on offer:
6 Humanities teaching rooms (1 double room seating 60) all equipped with interactive whiteboards and 5 extra student PCs in each room.

Year 7
AutumnSpringSummer

The development of Church, state and society in Medieval Britain 1066-1509 covering:

1066 Battle of Hastings and claimants to the throne

The development of castles

Everyday life in medieval times

The development of Church, state and society in Britain 1509-1745:

The Tudors & the Reformation

The development of Church, state and society in Britain 1509-1745:

The Stuarts and the English Civil War

Local History

Hours per week: 2
Year 8
AutumnSpringSummer

Political Power, Industry & Empire 1745-1901

The Industrial Revolution

The Slave Trade

Challenges for Britain 1901-Present Day

Women and the Suffrage movement

Women in the 20th Century

Challenges for Britain 1901-Present Day

Wars in the 20th Century

The Holocaust

Hours per week: 2
Year 9 - Introduction to GCSE History Edexcel (2016 Spec)
AutumnSpringSummer

Medicine Through Time 1350-1750

Medicine Through Time 1750-Modern Day

The Historic Environment: The Western Front in WW1

Hours per week: 4
Year 10 - GCSE Edexcel History (2013 Spec)
AutumnSpringSummer
Medicine through TimePublic Health in the 19th centuryDevelopments in fighting infection
Hippocrates & GalenDevelopments in modern medicineDevelopments in the prevention of blood loss
Medieval medicineSurgery 1845-1918
Renaissance medicineProblems with early surgery
Key individuals Developments in anaesthetics
Hours per week: 3
Year 11
AutumnSpringSummer
The impact of war on BritainLife in Germany 1919-1945Adolf Hitler- chancellor to dictator
World War 1 preparations for warThe impact of the Treaty of Versailles on GermanyLife under Nazi rule
World War 2 preparations for warRevolts and economic crisisHolocaust
Independent researchThe Stresemann Years and recoveryOpposition to the Nazis
Source handling skillsThe rise of the Nazis
Hours per week: 3

Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Development

The Humanities subjects make a significant contribution to understanding Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural education.  In every Humanities lesson, students reflect on the needs and experiences of others, or their own personal responses to events, problems and changes.  As teachers we encourage students to discuss and debate controversial issues within the world, both past and present.  We actively promote students to enquire both in lessons and beyond, focusing on skills to help them in the classroom and the wider community.

Throughout Humanities lessons we encourage exploring the mystery of the world around them for example, why events in the past happened and their many causes.  This allows students to develop a better understanding of our multicultural society through studying links between local, British, European and world studies.

Within History lessons students are encouraged to try to imagine past events through the use of historical sources and artefacts.  Year 8 students study The Slave Trade and develop a true sense of morality and culture through their independent study.  Throughout Geography lessons students understand different cultures through the topics of Development and Globalisation to develop awareness of the impact of trade.  Also through fieldtrips students develop essential team work skills promoting collaborative learning whilst maintaining a personal responsibility for their learning.

Enrichment

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