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Pupils

Humanities

The Humanities subjects are about understanding the world in which we live and therefore we believe that they play a central role in the school.

We have a strong dedicated team who are all passionate about their subjects.

  • Mr A Lockley (Head of Humanities and Teacher of Geography)
  • Mrs K Grinnell (Second in Department and Teacher of History)
  • Ms L Reid (Teacher in Charge of Religious Education)
  • Mr B Beebe (Teacher of History)
  • Miss N Cunliffe (Teacher of History)
  • Mrs A Gorbould (Teacher of Geography)
  • Mr J Halls (Teacher of Geography)
  • Miss E McKenna (Teacher of Geography and History)
  • Miss H Stillwell (Teacher of Religious Education)

Key Stage Three

Geography & History

Year 7

When pupils arrive, they will receive three hours a fortnight of both Geography and History teaching. Pupils are taught in their mixed ability tutor groups.

Year 8 and Year 9

In Year 8 and Year 9, all pupils are taught in mixed ability groups. Pupils receive four hours a fortnight of both Geography and History teaching.


Religious Education

Year 7 and Year 8

When pupils arrive, they will receive two hours a fortnight of specialist RE teaching. Pupils are taught in their mixed ability groups.

Year 9

RE is an option choice for pupils in Year 9. They are taught in mixed ability groups and receive four hours a fortnight of specialist RE teaching.

Key Stage Four

Taking History or Geography is a compulsory requirement at GCSE. Pupils have the option of choosing either subject or both if so desired. Pupils are taught in mixed ability groups over the two years.

Geography

In Year 10 and Year 11, pupils receive five hours a fortnight of GCSE Geography teaching.

Exam Specification: Edexcel - Geography A GCSE (1GA0)


History

In Year 10 and Year 11, pupils receive five hours a fortnight of GCSE History teaching.

Exam Specification: Edexcel - History A GCSE (1HI0)


Religious Studies

Religious Studies is an option subject at GCSE. Pupils are taught in mixed ability groups and receive 5 hours a fortnight of Religious Studies teaching.

Exam Specification: AQA - Religious Studies A GCSE (8062)

Key Stage Five

Reepham College offers A-level Geography and A-level History. Please see the college website & prospectus for more details.

www.reephamcollege.com/for-students-and-parents/subjects

Accommodation and Resources

The Humanities department is made up of six rooms (two Geography, two RE and two History) and all are equipped with interactive whiteboards. Three of the classrooms also contain a set of PCs for use within the department. A-level lessons are taught in the Sixth Form building. The Humanities department have a wide range of resources for pupils to access and we work closely with the library to give pupils the best access to information to support their learning.

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Extra-curricular Activity and Trips

This is an area that the department are very enthusiastic about. We believe that pupils’ learning should extend beyond the four walls of our classrooms and we endeavour to provide students with these opportunities. There are a number of trips and opportunities open to pupils in different years, including:

Geography:

  • Year 7: Ranworth Broad
  • Year 8: A coastal study of Overstrand
  • Year 10: Norwich data collection visit, Swannington Beck data collection visit
  • Year 12/13: London Docklands regeneration study, Southwold study, a residential trip to Iceland and residential trip to Berlin

History:

  • Year 9: Ypres Battlefields (with our German partner school).
  • Year 11: Crime and punishment in London.
  • Year 12: An opportunity to visit the UEA and experience lectures from History professors.
  • Year 13: A residential visit to Berlin.

RE

  • Year 7: Walsingham trip
  • Year 10: Exploring Christian beliefs and practices trip to Walsingham

* For detailed information on the Humanities curriculum, please refer to the Parents Guide

Our Schools

Synergy Multi-Academy Trust comprises fifteen Norfolk schools serving children between the ages of 2 and 18. Our schools work collaboratively together to raise standards and provide education of the highest possible standard, offering the best of opportunities for pupils. The Trust was initially established in 2015. We believe that all of our schools have strengths and areas to develop, and that all can improve through sharing expertise and wisdom. The Trust understands that there will be excellent practice in each school, and that every school will be able to contribute to the development of the Trust as a whole.

Our Schools

Synergy Multi-Academy Trust comprises fifteen Norfolk schools serving children between the ages of 2 and 18. Our schools work collaboratively together to raise standards and provide education of the highest possible standard, offering the best of opportunities for pupils. The Trust was initially established in 2015. We believe that all of our schools have strengths and areas to develop, and that all can improve through sharing expertise and wisdom. The Trust understands that there will be excellent practice in each school, and that every school will be able to contribute to the development of the Trust as a whole.

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