20.09 Half day for secondary pupils from 12:15

Humanities

History

The History department aims to bring about a life-long interest and enjoyment of history and an awareness of how History has crafted the society we live in today. To help pupils ask and answer questions of the present by engaging with the past. We aim to broaden horizons by studying a variety of topics and skills, introducing students to new ideas, firing their curiosity and imagination and helping them to understand the world around them today by looking at the historic origins of Britain and the wider world.

History prepares pupils for the future, equipping them with knowledge and skills that are prized in adult life, enhancing employability and developing an ability to take part in a democratic society. It helps pupils become confident and questioning individuals.

Facilities

3 classrooms with Data projectors and blinds

Topics covered

Year 7

  • Roman Empire
  • Medieval Realms
  • Tudors Times

Year 8

  • Slavery
  • The Stuarts
  • Industrial Revolution

Year 9

  • Black Peoples of the Americas
  • Twentieth Century World

GCSE

Topics

We teach the OCR SHP course looking at the development of medicine over time and the Wars between the Plains Indians of America and the White settlers.

 Exam Results

  • 2006 – 100% A* – G 66% A*-C 25% A and A*
  • 2007 – 100% A* -G 71.4% A* – C 20% A and A*

Trips

  • Year 7 Tamworth Castle
  • Kenilworth Castle and Lunt Roman Fort
  • Year 8 The International Slavery Museum
  • Ironbridge Gorge Museum
  • Year 9 Whittington Barracks and the National Memorial Arboretum
  • Imperial War Museum London
  • Year 10/11 Black Country Museum
  • The Doctors Show
  • Thackary Museum, Leeds

Study Days

8 th Feb 2008 Holocaust Memorial Day – 40 year 9 students will be off timetable for the day involved in workshops about the holocaust and will have the chance to meet a Holocaust Survivor

HALO project for Year 8

Memory boxes on the Great Plague of London or witches

Geography

The Geography department curriculum for Key Stage Three pupils is varied and motivating with the focus very much based on the relavent issues of people and places in today’s world.

The subject is optional at Key Stage Four and is a popular choice with pupils. The final GCSE is arrived at via two one-hour examinations, one controlled assessment and one one-hour computer-based test or examination.

There are many opportunities for pupils to participate in field-trips such as visits to Hams Hall, Bridgnorth, and Ironbridge as well as enabling pupils to learn more about the local environment through land-use studies.

We hope our Geographers will become active, enthusiastic and engaged learners. Pupils’ attitudes towards learning should be positive as each individual takes responsibility for their own learning, wanting to learn more both within and beyond the classroom. Pupils should be aware of their responsibilities as global citizens and the effect that their decisions and actions have on others and the environment.

Career Options: Town Planner
Surveyor
Geography teacher
Environmental scientist
Geologist
Vulcanologist
Oceanographer
Emergency management
Travel, tourism and leisure
Transport and logistics management
Cartographer
and many more……..

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Religious Studies

In RE pupils study a range of topics from a range of religious faiths. All RE classrooms have overhead projectors and teachers use a range of modern teaching methods to ensure the progress of all pupils. During the key stages pupils are offered many extra-curricula activities.

These include a visit to the Islamic Exhibition centre and to a range of different places of worship. Key stage 4 pupils were given the opportunity to Visit Regent Park Street mosque in London and in 2007 we were invited to Birmingham City Council House to take part in a ‘ Faith in Birmingham’ day out.

Pupils are taught to respect the opinions and beliefs of others as well as being encouraged to develop their own particular faith and religious identity.

In year 7, pupils study :

Images of God

Covenant

Sikhism Creation

In year 8, pupils study :

Sacred times

The Five Pillars

Pilgrimage

Faith in action

In year 9, pupils study :

Identity

Worship

Death

Hope

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

At key stage 4, pupils have the option to choose Islamic Studies at GCSE. In addition, all pupils follow a Religious Studies short course. Here, pupils learn about important religious figures and the teachings of Jesus and Prophet Mohammed. They also study a range of contemporary issues such as Abortion, Marriage and Divorce and War and Peace.

Religious Studies is a popular option choice for pupils and our GCSE results are above the national average. Last year pupils studying full course AQA Religious Studies achieved 100% A-C pass rate.