At KS3 (year 7 - 9) students undertake a themed curriculum where all students follow a similar topic in other subject areas.
At Les Voies we study the AQA Entry Level History course in Year 10 which encompasses a study of Germany from 1919 to 1945 and a study of the American West. In Year 11 students study the Edexcel Entry Level Geography course which entails a study of three topics covering both physical and human geography as well as a local fieldwork study with a research based task on a current global issue such as climate change.
By studying these courses you will develop your ability to:
Select, organise and communicate your knowledge and understanding through speech and writing
Explain why things change and what happens when they do change
Identify the most important features of people, places and events
Use sources of information to be able to answer questions
Understand that what happened in the past and what continues to happen now can be interpreted and represented in many different ways.
During the course, students will be encouraged to develop answers which are based on a careful study of the available evidence. To do this effectively, you will develop your ability to research information independently then order facts and present opinions clearly and effectively.
Success in Humanities
Entry Level History course requirements:-
The History course is made up of a coursework portfolio which counts for 100% of the final mark. The assignments are a mix of externally-set and teacher-devised tasks.
Entry Level Geography Course requirements:-
The Geography course is made up of three externally-set topic tests (50%), one fieldwork study (25%) and one teacher-devised research task (25%).