Humanities at Newhaven School

Humanities are the study of human culture. For this reason, humanities’ courses vary widely in scope and are available at both KS3 and KS4.

Newhaven offers students valuable opportunities to learn not only about themselves and their local communities but to develop an understanding of the world around them and how we all fit in to one global community.

Humanities allow students to not only understand their current experiences in the world but to also understand how the past has shaped us today and how our actions will shape the world in the future

What we learn – Key Stage 3 Curriculum: Humanities

 Autumn 1Autumn 2Spring 1Spring 2Summer 1Summer 2
Year 12Making a Start, choosing a topicSmart ReadingResearch methodologies: sourcing, and recording informationReferencing, Not PlagiarisingQualitative and Quantitative research.Analysing researched data
Year 13Presentation of DataIndependent working, working to deadlinesEngaging with Visual CultureEvaluation skillsReport-Writing
With critical analysis
Formal Presentation
Skills

What we learn – Key Stage 3 Curriculum: RSHE

 Autumn 1Autumn 2Spring 1Spring 2Summer 1Summer 2
Year 7Who Rules?Weather and ClimateHere come the TudorsWhat is Geography? My world- putting Greenwich on the mapCromwellKenya -Contrast of cultures between Britain (MEDC) and Kenya (LEDC)
Year 8Who Rules?Weather and ClimateHere come the TudorsWhat is Geography? My world- putting Greenwich on the mapCromwellKenya -Contrast of cultures between Britain (MEDC) and Kenya (LEDC)
Year 9A changing nation Population and Migration Conflict in the 20th Century- WW2Violent EarthThe Post War WorldRussia- Physical and Human Geography

What we learn – Key Stage 4 Curriculum: Health and Social Care

 Autumn 1Autumn 2Spring 1Spring 2Summer 1Summer 2
Year 7FamiliesFamiliesRespectful relationships, including friendshipsOnline and MediaBeing SafePhysical health and fitness
Year 8FamiliesFamiliesRespectful relationships, including friendshipsOnline and MediaBeing SafePhysical health and fitness
Year 9FamiliesFamiliesRespectful relationshipsOnline and MediaBeing SafeIntimate and sexual relationships

What we learn – Key Stage 4 Curriculum: R.E

 Autumn 1Autumn 2Spring 1Spring 2Summer 1Summer 2
Year 10Exploring the core values that underpins current practice in health and social careExploring the core values that underpins current practice in health and social careInvestigating ways of empowering individuals who use health and social care servicesInvestigating ways of empowering individuals who use health and social care servicesInvestigating the rights of individuals using health and social care servicesExamining the responsibilities of employers and employees
Year 11Exploring human growth development across life stagesInvestigating factors that affect human growth and developmentInvestigating different forms of communicationInvestigating barriers to communication in health and social careDemonstrating how to communicate effectively in health and social care

What we learn – Key Stage 4 Curriculum: PSE Award

 Autumn 1Autumn 2Spring 1Spring 2Summer 1Summer 2
Year 10Basic
Beliefs (Christianity)
Basic
Beliefs
(Islam)
Living the Religious Life (Christianity)Matters of Life and Death (Christianity)Marriage and the Family (Christianity)Living the religious Life (Islam)
Year 11Crime and Punishment (Islam)Crime and Punishment (Islam)Peace and Conflict
(Islam)
RevisionRevision and Exam

What students say

Health and social care is a great subject but very demanding in terms of workload.

I have loved learning about working life and feel more prepared.

What can I do with Humanities?

Humanities subjects open many doors to a variety of different post 16, higher education and future careers. Below are some examples of the courses we offer and the opportunities they could lead to.

Health and social care Level 2

This could lead to post 16 opportunities studying level 3 health and social care. A degree and career in nursing, midwifery or social work.

Religious Studies

A Level RS as well as a degree in Religion, Ethics and Philosophy. RS can be a valuable qualification for almost any career path.