Humanities Key Stage 3

Welcome to the humanities department; at Stretford High, we deliver a combined Humanities programme consisting of Geography, History and Religious studies. Our aim is to inspire a curiosity and fascination about the world in which we live.

Students have 4 forty-five minute lessons each week as part of their Humanities curriculum. Links between the three subjects are identified and embraced in the amalgamated humanities programme of study. All programmes meet the requirements of the national curriculum.

Year 7 Curriculum OverviewThemesUnit content
Term 1RE: BuddhismSiddartha Gautama
The path to enlightenment
Buddhists in the modern world
Term 1RE: SikhismGuru Nanak
The Ten Gurus
The Khalsa
Term 2History: The Norman conquestThe contenders for the throne
Battle of Hastings
Castles
Term 2Geography: Extreme
Environments
Deforestation
Desertification
Globalisation
Term 3History: Medieval EnglandBlack death
Life in the towns and cities
Peasants’ revolt
Term 3Geography: Natural disastersVolcanoes
Earthquakes
Tornadoes
Year 8 Curriculum OverviewThemesUnit content
Term 1RE: IslamThe five pillars
The Prophet
The Qur’an
Term 1RE: Moral Issues (Christianity)Capital punishment
God vs Science debate
Organ transplantation
Term 2History: Local History Project (Stretford through the ages)Reliability and utility of sources
Maps
Local History
Term 2Geography: Africa is not a countryClimate
People and places
Landscape and features
Term 3History: SlaveryTransatlantic slave trade
Abolition
Modern slavery
Term 3Geography: Africa is not a countryDiversity across the continent
Issues facing people
The future of Africa
Year 9 Curriculum Overview (carrousel)ThemesUnit content
Term 1RE: Believing in GodMiracles
Religious upbringing
Evil and suffering
Term 1History: War in the twentieth centuryWorld Wars I & II
Womens’ vote
Holocaust
Term 1Geography: RiversFresh water
Cycles of poverty
Economic development schemes
Term 2RE: Believing in GodMiracles
Religious upbringing
Evil and suffering
Term 2History: War in the twentieth centuryWorld Wars I & II
Womens’ vote
Holocaust
Term 2Geography: RiversFresh water
Cycles of poverty
Economic development schemes
Term 3RE: Believing in GodMiracles
Religious upbringing
Evil and suffering
Term 3History: War in the twentieth centuryWorld Wars I & II
Womens’ vote
Holocaust
Term 3Geography: RiversFresh water
Cycles of poverty
Economic development schemes