Faculty of Humanities and Sports

The Staff:

Ms A. Mayet – Director of Learning: Teacher of RE
Ms Z. Aswat – Teacher of History and PSHCEE
Ms H Dadaboy – Head of Year 7 & PE Teacher,
Mrs J Munteanu – Teacher of Geography & PSHCEE
Ms L Ruston – Teacher of PE
Mrs Malik – Assistant Principal, Teacher of English and PSHCEE
Ms Attas – SEND Coordinator, Teacher of English and PSHCEE

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The Humanities Faculty Subjects:
In Year 7, all learners have separate specialist teaching of History, Geography, Religious Studies (RS) and Personal Social Health and Citizenship Education (PSHCE).  Within the faculty, all learners will have two History lessons a week and one each of the other subjects this year; this will increase in subsequent years.  In RS, the six major world religions (Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism and Sikhism); as well as humanism will be studied.  In PSHCE, learners will learn about puberty, relationships and aspects of sex education.

Why are Humanities subjects important?
Humanities is an important area of study for all learners, as it will help them develop as an individual and as a member of society, by engaging with our British heritage and the wider world.  They will develop their ability to articulate themselves in written and spoken form; they will hone their skill in presenting arguments by executing an acute analysis of information before reporting a balanced point of view thus leading them to make an informed judgement.  Our learners’ excellence in the Humanities field will have a direct positive impact on their involvement in Eden Girls’ community projects.

 Year 7 Autumn Term 1 Autumn Term 2 Spring Term 1 Spring
Term 2
Summer Term 1 Summer Term 2
History The Norman Conquest Life in the Middle Ages Religion & Tolerance in the Middle Ages Rulers & Powers in the Middle Ages Health & Medicine England at War
Geography Exploring Britain Our Planet – Maps Rivers Glaciers Africa The Horn of Africa
RS Expressions of Faith – Symbolism Beliefs & Teachings – God

Ethics –

Right & Wrong

Expressions of Faith – Practices Beliefs & Teachings – Creation Islam & Diversity
PSHCE Personal Wellbeing Social Education Being an Active Citizen Economic & Financial Capability Keeping Healthy Independent research project
 

 

 Year 8 Autumn Term 1 Autumn Term 2 Spring Term 1 Spring
Term 2
Summer Term 1 Summer Term 2
History The Tudors Life in Tudor Times The Stuarts Oliver Cromwell’s Commonwealth The Industrial Revolution

Jack the Ripper

Case Study

Geography Population Urbanisation Coasts Weather & Climate Change Crime & Geographic Information Systems Asia
RS Ethics –Rights & Responsibilities Expressions of Faith –Places and Leaders Beliefs & Teachings –Existence of God Ethics –War & Conflict Pre-GCSE:
Christian Beliefs on God

Pre-GCSE:

Islamic Teachings on God & Community

PSHCE Personal Wellbeing Being an Active Citizen Social Education Economic & Financial Capability Keeping Healthy Independent research project

What will learners be required to do in class and at home?
All learners are expected to come fully equipped for lessons with their exercise book.  In class they need to immerse themselves into the lesson with active participation, through speaking, listening, reading and writing.  In addition, all learners will be given homework to complete in all four subject areas once a week to develop key skills and knowledge; please encourage your daughter to read around the subject.  We expect each homework to take about 30 minutes to complete to the best of their ability and ready to submit on time on the due date.  Learners may use the internet for research, but please do not allow them to ‘Copy + Paste’ from the web.

How will learners be assessed?
All learners will be assessed half-termly in each subject through a written assessment based on the topic being studied that half-term.  In June, they will have an End of Year exam, assessing them on all topics studied that year, within each subject.

How will learners progress at KS4?
In KS4, all learners study for three GCSEs within the Humanities faculty.  In Year 9, all learners will begin their GCSE in Religious Studies; in Year 10 they will be able to select from GCSE History or GCSE Geography and in Year 11 they will complete their GCSE in Citizenship.

Useful resources:
Generic (suitable for all subjects)
BBC Bitesize – KS3: www.bbc.co.uk/education/levels/z4kw2hv
BBC Schools – Secondary: www.bbc.co.uk/schools/websites/11_16/
Channel 4 Learning – Secondary: www.channel4learning.com/index.html
BBC Two Learning Zone – Educational Video clips:
www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/2yTv1VbknpXX03VsfcqmPTL/learning-zone-ages-11-13

 History:
www.historylearningsite.co.uk/
www.schoolhistory.co.uk

 Geography:
www.geographyalltheway.com/ks3_geography.htm

Who you should see if you have any questions:
In the first instance all subject specific queries should be referred to the teacher for that subject by leaving a message at reception.  For more serious concerns, please refer your query to the Director of Learning for Humanities & Sport – Ms Mayet.

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