Ofsted Outstanding

Humanities

 


Courses Available at KS4

GCSE History A - EDEXCEL
GCSE Geography A - AQA
GCSE Religious Studies B - WJEC
GCSE Business Studies 2 BS01 - EDEXCEL
Award in Health and Social Care - EDEXCEL
Level 2 Certificate in Financial Education (CeFE) 601 / 1239 / 6) - LIBF
GCSE Leisure & Tourism (single award 4840) - AQA

 

 


History

KS3 Years 7 and 8

 Topics studied at KS3 (from September 2014)

  • Year 7 - 1066-1653 developing knowledge of the Church, state and society in Britain, by focusing on individuals, groups and historical events. 
  • Year 8 - 1654- 1945 will develop knowledge of Britain, Europe and the wider world, by focusing on individuals, groups and historical events.

 


KS4 Years 9 - 11

Edexcel GCSE (Years 9 - 10)

Thematic study and historic environment

  • Crime and punishment in Britain, c1000–present and Whitechapel, c1870–c1900: crime, policing and the inner city.
  • The historical environment element assesses knowledge using sources

Period study and British depth study

  • Superpower relations and the Cold War, 1941–91.
  • Early Elizabethan England, 1558–88.

 Modern depth study

  • The USA, 1954–75: conflict at home and abroad.

 

Year 11 (taking examinations in June 2017)

Edexcel GCSE History A

Edexcel GCSE History A covers 4 areas, each carry 25% of the marks.

Russia 1914 – 1939. (A depth study)

  • The Tsarist regime and its collapse 1914 – 1917.
  • Bolshevik takeover and consolidation 1917-24.
  • The nature of Stalin’s dictator ship 1924-39.
  • Economic and social change 1928-39.

War and the transformation of British society 1931 – 1951. (Source Enquiry)

  • The impact of the Depression 1931-39.
  • Britain at war 1939-45.
  • The home front 1939-45.
  • Labour in power 1945-51.

Civil Rights and protest in the USA 1945 – 1970. (Representations of History Controlled Assessment)

  • The development of protest movements: Civil Rights; Anti-Vietnam War; the Women’s Movement; the key events 1945-70.
  • The changes in civil rights and the roles of Key individuals: Martin Luther King, Malcolm X and Presidents Eisenhower, Kennedy and Johnson.
  • How effective was peaceful protest in securing civil rights in the USA? Peaceful protest and the alternatives.

Peace and War International Relations 1943-1991 Sections 3-6 (Outline Study)

  • How did the Cold war develop? 1943-1956.
  • Three Cold War Crises : Berlin, Cuba and Czechoslovakia c1957-1969.
  • Why did the Cold War end? From détente (1972) to the collapse of the Soviet Union (1991).

Helping Your Child With Homework

 

For all humanities subjects we would encourage you to support students to read, listen or watch the news daily so they are aware of current events. We will give lists of any television programmes or series which support topics being undertaken in lessons as and when appropriate.


Students would benefit from visiting any local or national museums and exhibitions to develop their historical knowledge. We would encourage students to read around the subjects they are being taught including fiction books.

 


Geography

 

KS3 Topics

 

Topics studied at KS3 from September 2014:

 

Year 7
Africa
Fantastic Places
Impossible Places
Restless Earth

 

Year 8
Who wants to live forever?
Britain
Climate and extreme weather

 


GCSE year 9 - 11

AQA course

The examination offered in KS4 is the AQA Geography GCSE in which students study the following:

Living with the Physical Environment Challenges in the Human Environment Geographical Applications
  1. Natural Hazards  (volcanoes/ earthquakes/extreme weather/global warming)
  2. The Living World (tropical rainforests/hot deserts)
  3. Physical Landscapes of the UK (coastal and river environments)
  1. Urban Challenges (global patterns and sustainable urban futures)
  2. The Changing Economic World (closing the development gap and differences in economic development)
  3. The Challenge of Resource Management (challenge of resources in the UK and globally with regards to either food or energy)
  1. Issue Evaluation (this is using pre-release material from the exam board)
  2. Fieldwork (to look at two contrasting geographical environments)


Trips

 

Students will participate in a fieldwork trip as part of the GCSE course.


Helping Your Child With Homework

 

One way of helping students at home, for all subjects in Humanities, would be for parents to encourage their children to read, listen to or watch the daily news.

 


Religious Education

KS3 Topics

 

Year 7

  • An introduction to RE at Babington
  • Religions of the Book
  • Origins
  • Islam Enquiry

Year 8

  • Human Right
  • Good and Evil
  • Ganges Enquiry

KS4 Current Year 9

All students have the opportunity to take the EDUQAS  Full Course Religious Studies GCSE. Assessment for this is un-tiered, i.e. all units cater for the full range of ability and allow access to grades 1-9. 
The course is examined at the end of Year 10. There will be three exams.

KS4 Current Year 10

All students have the opportunity to take the EDUQAS  Full Course Religious Studies GCSE. Assessment for this is un-tiered, i.e. all units cater for the full range of ability and allow access to grades 1-9. 
The course is examined at the end of Year 11. There will be three exams.

EDUQAS GCSE RE

Component 1

Students study the following four themes. 
Theme 1:Issues of Relationships 
Theme 2:Issues of Life and Death 
Theme 3:Issues of Good and Evil 
Theme 4:Issues of Human Rights

Component 2

Candidates will study the beliefs, teachings and practices of Christianity

Component 3

Candidates will study the beliefs, teachings and practices of a world faith
All components are assessed by compulsory questions focussing on knowledge, understanding and evaluation of the subject content.

Current Year 11

Students have the opportunity to take the WJEC Full Course Religious Studies GCSE. Assessment for this is un-tiered, i.e. all units cater for the full range of ability and allow access to grades A*-G. The course is examined at the end of Year 11. There will be two exams.

Unit 1
Religion and Life Issues

  • Topic 1 Relationships Issues of love, marriage and divorce
  • Topic 2 Is it Fair? Issues of justice and equality.
  • Citizenship link - Challenging racism and discrimination. Consumer rights and responsibilities. Rights and responsibilities in the world of work
  • Topic 3 Looking for Meaning Issues about God, life and death
  • Topic 4 Our World Exploring creation and our place in the world
  • Citizenship link - How and why are laws made? How the economy functions. Business and enterprise

Unit 2
Religion and Human Experience

  • Topic 1 Religion and Conflict Issues of peace, forgiveness and conflict
  • Citizenship link - Global issues, local action
  • Topic 2 Religion and Medicine Issues of medical ethics and the sanctity of life
  • Topic 3 Religious Expression Issues of expressing one's faith
  • Topic 4 Authority - Religion & State Issues of law and order in religion and society Citizenship link - Human rights. Crime. Europe – who decides?

Helping Your Child With Homework

Homework for all students is set on https://showmyhomework.co.uk/ There is a homework club on Wednesdays after school, with access to laptop computers. In RE we encourage students to discuss world and local events at home and explore their own responses to these as well as your responses.

Y11 students have access to the website; sites.google.com/site/jfpreligiouseducation

Y9 and Y10 students have access to the website; sites.google.com/site/gcsereligiouseducationjfp

The websites are being regularly updated with lessons, homework and revision resources. Please encourage your child to explore the relevant website and to use the resources.

 

 


Business

 

EDEXCEL GCSE Business 2BS01

 

Edexcel GCSE Business 2BS01 which is a linear course consisting of three units:

Unit 1 - Introduction to Small Business

  • this is based on small and medium sized enterprises which are also known as SMEs

Unit 2 – Investigating Small Business (Controlled Assessment task)

  • this is a task about one aspect of running a small business chosen by the student from a list set by Edexcel.  Most of the research will be undertaken at school, with the final writing up of this task being done under examination conditions at school.

Unit 3 – Building a Business

  • this extends understanding about businesses by looking at how they can grow effectively.

Assessment

Students are assessed for their GCSE by completing a controlled assessment in January of Year 11 then take the two exam papers at the end of Year 11.

  • Unit 1 – Exam (multiple choice)  25% of the total mark
  • Unit 2 - Controlled Assessment     25% of the total mark
  • Unit 3 – Exam (extended written answers) 50% of the total mark

 

Speakers from various business types will be invited to talk to students throughout the course.


Trips

 

Various opportunities arise over the two year course, for example visiting British Airways headquarters and conducting market research of local business types.


Helping Your Child With Homework

 

For all humanities subjects we would encourage you to support students to read, listen or watch the news daily so they are aware of current events.

Also talking to your child about your family’s links to businesses; for example employment/unemployment; businesses you use, point out the different types of business found in the area where you live.

 


Health and Social Care

Award in Health and Social Care - EDEXCEL

 

There is one examination

  • Human lifespan development

The coursework unit’s cover:
Health and Social care values: This unit focuses on how individuals expect to be treated and the rights they have.
Communication in health and social care: This unit looks at how to effectively communicate with all individuals in society. Factors that create diversity within societies; students will develop these ideas to look at discrimination and the methods that can be used to prevent discrimination.


The Caring Sectors Level 1 - EDEXCEL

 

There are two 2 examinations

  • Human lifespan development
  • Healthy Living

The coursework unit’s cover:

  • Health and Social Care Values
  • Effective Communication in Health and Social Care
  • Promoting Health and Wellbeing
  • Individual Rights in Health and Social Care
  • Human Body Systems and Care of Disorders
  • Services in Health and Social Care
  • Social Influences on Health and Wellbeing
  • The Impact of Nutrition on Health and Wellbeing
  • Equality and Diversity in Health and Social Care


Special provision

 

Exploring the caring sectors

The course focuses on the following topics:

  • Introduction to the caring sectors: the unit looks at the different life stages and the factors that can influence growth and development.
  • Communication with Adults and children in health and social care: looks at the different types of communication and the methods that can be applied to communicate with individuals in all of the life stages.
  • Learning experiences for young children: To explore the different ways of engaging children in the learning process.
  • Keeping children safe: Explore physical safety and the methods that can be used to overcome the hazards. Along with looking at and exploring emotional safety.
  • Career progression: To explore the world of work and the stages an individual has to go through to attain their desired career.

 


Financial Education

 

Certificate in Financial Education

An option subject offered at KS4:

LIBF: London Institute of Banking and Finance (formerly known as IFS)

Level 2 Certificate in Financial Education (CeFE) 601 / 1239 / 6) which consists of three units:

Unit 1 – Finance, the Individual and Society (exam)

  • Students will understand the role of the citizen in the UK, the values held by citizens, and the impact they have on personal finance. 
  • an understanding of the contribution of an individual to the economy of a country and the impact of external factors on personal financial plans.

Unit 2 – Practices of Managing Money (exam)

  • students will understand the concept of financial planning and personal financial budgets
  • an understanding of the impact on both the individual and society of spending and borrowing

Unit 3 – Financial Capability, Work and Enterprise (exam)

  • an understanding of how businesses manage money
  • the relationship between personal money management and business money management
  • knowledge on the inter-relationship between the individual and business

Assessment

Students are assessed by completing end of unit exams across years 10 and 11.

  • Unit 1 – Exam (multiple choice)        1/3 rd of the total mark
  • Unit 2 – Exam (multiple choice)        1/3 rd of the total mark
  • Unit 3 – Exam (extended written)        1/3 rd of the total mark

Links with business

Speakers from financial institutions and opportunities to compete in a national stocks and shares challenge.

Trips

Visit to the Bank of England.

Helping your child with homework

For all humanities subjects we would encourage you to support students to read, listen or watch the news regularly.  This helps to increase your child’s awareness of current events and how these might impact on their understanding of finance.
Talking to your child about your family’s ways of managing money including budgeting, saving and using banking services will help too.

 


Leisure & Tourism

GCSE Leisure and Tourism

GCSE option offered at KS4:

AQA Leisure and Tourism GCSE single award (4840) which consists of two units:

Unit 1 – Understanding leisure and tourism destinations (exam)

  • The range of leisure and tourism destinations in the UK and abroad
  • How people choose which destinations to visit
  • Visitor attractions and activities
  • Methods of travel available and why people choose them
  • The impact of tourism

Unit 2 – the nature of leisure and tourism (controlled assessment)

  • Why people use leisure and tourism facilities
  • Different types of leisure and tourism facilities
  • Change in the UK’s leisure and tourism industry
  • The leisure and tourism business
  • The range of employment opportunities in the leisure and tourism industry

Assessment

Students are assessed for their BTEC by completing a controlled assessment in January of Year 11 then take the two exam papers at the end of Year 11.

  • Unit 1 – Exam                40% of the total mark
  • Unit 2 – Controlled Assessment         60% of the total mark

Links with business

Speakers from various business types are invited to talk to students throughout the course.

Trips

Various opportunities arise over the two year course; there will be an essential visit at the end of Year 10 to support students’ investigations linked to their controlled assessment question.

Helping your child with homework

For all humanities subjects we would encourage you to support students to read, listen or watch the news regularly.  This helps to increase your child’s awareness of current events and how these might impact on decisions about choosing destinations and travelling for leisure, business or visiting friends and relatives.
Talking to your child about your family’s experiences of leisure and tourism, for example family days out or holidays, will help too.

 


To find out more information regarding the curriculum at Babington, please contact:

Fiona Addison - Assistant Principal

faddison@babington.leicester.sch.uk

Tel: 0116 2221616


 

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