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Key Stage 3

Year 8 Geography students are looking at flooding and using York as a case study.  While year 7 Geographers are looking at what is inside the earth and are thinking about questions such as; what is a volcano? Where do Volcanoes and earthquakes happen? What are plate tectonics? What happens when plates meet?

Year 7 R.S. students are studying Hindu beliefs, practices, shrines and festivals.  While in year 8 students are reflecting on issues relating to crime, punishment and the death penalty.  Focusing on Christian views on these issues.

In year 7 History pupils have been studying life in the middle ages, with students currently focusing on causes, symptoms and consequences of the Black Death.  In year 8 History we have been looking at issues relating to World War One, such as the causes of World War One and life in the trenches.  We will be moving on to the rise of the Nazis.


 Key Stage 4

In year 9 History we are studying Germany 1890-1945.  We have been focusing on the development of Germany during a turbulent half century of change.  In year 10 History we have been focusing on the causes and events of the Cold War and seeking to show how and why conflict occurred and why it proved difficult to resolve the tensions which arose during the Cold War.  Finally in year 11 History we have just finished studying Britain, Health and the people from 1000AD to today.  We are now moving on to study Elizabethan England focusing on the major events of Elizabeth I’s reign.

Key stage 4 Geographers are engaged in an exciting course based on a balanced framework of physical and human geography.  It allows students to investigate the link between the two themes, and approach and examine the battles between the man-made and natural worlds.  Students begin the course in year 9 and subject content areas include living with the physical environment, challenges in the human environment, geographical applications and geographical skills.

Our new GCSE Religious Studies specification offers a range of faith-specific options and a variety of contemporary themes.  Students are learning how religion, philosophy and ethics form the basis of our culture, and develop valuable skills in preparation for further study. Subject content includes how Islam, Christianity, and other major world faiths approach moral and ethical issues.