Geography is a living, breathing subject, constantly adapting itself to change. It is dynamic and relevant. For me geography is a great adventure with a purpose.”
– Michael Palin
Our history curriculum provides pupils with an introduction to the essential historical knowledge that they need to be educated citizens. It introduces students to the best that has been thought and said; and helps engender an appreciation of human creativity and achievement.
Miss A Cavanagh
Head of Department for History
Our geography curriculum is carefully designed and delivered to:
- inspire in pupils a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people that will remain with them for the rest of their lives” (OPENING HEARTS through inspiration)
- equip pupils with knowledge about diverse places, people, resources and natural and human environments, together with a deep understanding of the Earth’s key physical and human processes. (OPENING MINDS to new knowledge)
- deepen their understanding of the interaction between physical and human processes, and of the formation and use of landscapes and environments (OPENING MINDS to deeper understanding)
- further develop geographical skills including data analysis, source interpretation and the effective communication of geographical information (OPENING DOORS through the application of developing skills)
Year 7, 8 and 9 Curriculum Content
Our Key Stage 3 history curriculum honours the breadth and ambition of the history national curriculum for Key Stage 3. (Please see addition national curriculum audit).
It is delivered in chronological order to support the development of pupils’ web of historical knowledge and ability to make links with their building knowledge of the past.
We have also linked clearly to the development of skills, with analysis of features and inference having a focus in Year 7 and 8. In all years, students analyse the utility of a source.
History has two compulsory topics which we have placed into Year 8 and 9, we have also established clear links to local history throughout KS3. We feel it is essential for students to study the events that have changed the face of Liverpool over the course of history, deepening their understanding of their local community.
|Autumn||Rick Riordan's 'Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief'|
|Spring||Charles Dickens' 'Oliver Twist'|
|Summer||Arthur Conan Doyles' 'The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes'|
|Autumn||Charlotte Bronte's 'Jane Eyre'|
|Spring||John Steinbeck's 'Of Mice and Men'|
|Summer||William Shakespeare's 'Romeo and Juliet'|
|Autumn||Susan Hill's 'Woman in Black'|
|Spring||William Shakespeare's 'Henry V'|
|Summer||Marjorie Blackman's 'Naughts and Crosses'|
At GCSE, each unit selected allows students to develop their knowledge clearly and also have clear links to current events around the world.
|Autumn||19th Century novel - 'A Christmas Carol' by Charles Dickens|
|Spring||Explorations in creative reading and writing (English Language Paper One)|
|Spring||Modern texts and poetry - 'An Inspector Calls' by J.B. Priestley|
|Summer||Writers' viewpoints and perspectives - non-fiction (English Language Paper 2)|
|Autumn 1||'Macbeth' by William Shakespeare|
|Spring||AQA Relationships Poetry Anthology|
|Summer||Revision and Examination|
Key Stage 4 History students follow the Edexcel GCSE History specification. For further details, please follow the link below.
Key Stage 5 History students follow the AQA A Level History specification. For further details, please follow the link below.’
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