Category

Humanities

Head of Faculty: Alun Williams

E: enquiries@bohunt.hants.sch.uk; T: 01428 724324

At Bohunt School, we offer History, Geography and Personal, Social and Religious Education (PSRE) as discrete subjects.

As a wise man once said, those who cannot learn from history are doomed to repeat it. At GCSE and A-Level, History gives students a wider perspective on past events, and helps them apply this knowledge to the world they live in today.

At GCSE and A-Level, Geography gives students a broader understanding of the planet and its people. As well as academic knowledge and skills, Geography fosters tolerance and independent thinking, while preparing students to become active citizens in an ever-changing world.

All Year 10 and 11 students take ‘core’ PSRE, examining different cultures and beliefs, and developing evaluative skills as well as empathy and compassion. We help to broaden their horizons by looking at important concepts, and tackling some of life’s biggest questions. Many students also take Philosophy and Ethics at GCSE.


Curriculum: History

Year 7 – In History students study the British monarchy and its role in shaping the nation. We look at the Battle of Hastings and its consequences and progress through the Middle Ages and Renaissance with a specific focus on John, Henry VIII, Elizabeth I and “Bloody Mary” and their impact on British society.  Students also have the opportunity to assess the importance of key events such as the Black Death and the Magna Carta.

Year 8 – We start at the industrial Revolution and analyse its impact on Britain, both positive and negative.  We then examine the British Empire and its involvement across the world, in Africa, America and Australasia. Students then move into the First World War, and have the opportunity to conduct an in-depth study into its causes and consequences.  The study of the consequences of the war leads us to the rise of and the Second World War. The year comes to a conclusion with a study of the Civil Rights movement in both the United States and Britain.

Year 9-11 GCSE Eduqas. https://www.eduqas.co.uk/qualifications/history/

Any questions to Laura Moore lmoore@bohunt.hants.sch.uk for any further details.

Curriculum: Geography

Year 7

Exploration

Utilising a range of geographical skills we explore the far reaches of the world form the deep sea trenches to the Australian desert.

This unit culminates in an investigation in to Scott and his exploration of the Antarctic.

Settlement and Urbanisation

In 2009 the world tipped to being one with more than 50% of the people living in urban areas.

This unit looks at where people live and the reasons for settling there before developing our knowledge on settlements of varying scale. 

Population and Migration

We live in a world of more than 7 billion people, this raises questions that we spend time in this term looking at, questions such as;

Why do some countries have more children than others? What are the impacts of living in an aging population? Why do people migrate from one place to another? What is the impact when they do? 

Rivers

Rivers are amazing geographic features. Not only do they provide humans with sources of food and water, they are also capable of effecting massive changes upon the Earth’s surface in the form of valleys formed by erosion, they are remarkably powerful and intriguing.

This unit looks at the process working through rivers to shape our landscapes as well as the impacts of flooding and management of this both in the UK and overseas. 

Nigeria

Nigeria has the largest population of any country in Africa and is being predicted to have the largest GDP growth of any country between 2010 and 2050. In this unit we study the climate, ecosystems, economy and people of this fascinating country. 

Global Industry

By the time you have reached school in the morning you are likely to have worn clothes made in one part of the world, eaten food imported from another, used fossil fuels from a different country and interacted with media from outside of the UK. 

This unit looks at where we get products from and explores the social, environmental, economic and political implications of this. 

Year 8

Ecosystems

From the depths of the Malaysian Tropical Rainforest to the people of the Kalahari Desert. This unit studies the reasons why we have diverse biomes on earth, the flora and fauna of these as well as how humans are impacting them, 

Populations – 2018 Tectonic Hazards- 2019

We live in a world of more than 7 billion people, this raises questions that we spend time in this term looking at, questions such as;

Why do some countries have more children than others? What are the impacts of living in an aging population? Why do people migrate from one place to another? What is the impact when they do? 

Rivers -2018 Australia – 2019

Rivers are amazing geographic features. Not only do they provide humans with sources of food and water, they are also capable of effecting massive changes upon the Earth’s surface in the form of valleys formed by erosion, they are remarkably powerful and intriguing.

This unit looks at the process working through rivers to shape our landscapes as well as the impacts of flooding and management of this both in the UK and overseas. 

UK Extreme weather 

British people love to talk about the weather and with recent weather events such as the ‘Beast from the East’, Storm Ali and summers of drought and wildfires, the weather we are experiencing is growing increasingly extreme. 

This unit allows us to explore why the UK experiences the weather it does linking to global atmospheric circulation and wind patterns. As well as how the UK is being impacted and managing extreme weather events.

Development

The richest 1% of the world ow has as much money as the rest of the 99% put together, however the number of people in extreme poverty has reduced by 1 billion.

What is development and how can countries meet the needs of their people? This study of development allows students to explore the details behind the statistics and understand how countries across the world are developing. 

Geographical Applications: Decision Making and Fieldwork 

Employers are recognising that geography graduates are some of the most employable students due to their ability to examine and interpret data to make decisions. This unit enables students to investigate a real life planning decision and the evidence that the government is using in its planning. As well as spending time completing fieldwork data collection around the school to answer their own geographical questions. 

Year 9 2018-19 

Geographical Skills

To access the GCSE in Geography students are required to develop and demonstrate a range of geographical skills, including cartographic, graphical, numerical and statistical skills, throughout their study of the specification. Skills will be assessed in all three written exams. This unit uses tropical storms to develop skills in these areas. 

UK Resources and Water Management

Food, water and energy are significant factors influencing economic and social well-being In this unit we investigate the inequalities of these globally as well as the changing demand and provision of resources in the UK which creates opportunities and challenges. We then focus explicitly on water as the demand for water resources is rising globally but supply can be insecure, this can lead to conflict. As such we need to be able to manage our supplies sustainably. 

Rivers and Flooding

The knowledge gained at key stage 3 is extended and developed in this GCSE unit where we recap the processes and landforms as well as applying these to examples of rivers in the UK to understand the real life implications. 

Ecosystems

Ecosystems exist at a range of scales and involve the interaction between biotic and abiotic components, here students will understand the systems approach behind this and focus on a small scale UK ecosystem.

Tropical Rainforests

Tropical rainforest ecosystems have a range of distinctive characteristics; students will consider the biotic and abiotic factors influencing these fascinating ecosystems. We will then examine deforestation and the effects this has social, environmentally and economically as well, as how we can manage this sustainably. 

Hot Deserts

These expanding ecosystems are studied in terms of their flora, fauna and the interdependence of these. In addition, we examine the opportunities and challenges for countries having these biomes and consider how we can utilise these without damaging them for future generations. 

Year 10 2018-19 

Ecosystems

Ecosystems exist at a range of scales and involve the interaction between biotic and abiotic components, here students will understand the systems approach behind this and focus on a small scale UK ecosystem.

Tropical Rainforests

Tropical rainforest ecosystems have a range of distinctive characteristics; students will consider the biotic and abiotic factors influencing these fascinating ecosystems. We will then examine deforestation and the effects this has social, environmentally and economically as well, as how we can manage this sustainably. 

Hot Deserts

These expanding ecosystems are studied in terms of their flora, fauna and the interdependence of these. In addition, we examine the opportunities and challenges for countries having these biomes and consider how we can utilise these without damaging them for future generations. 

Urban World

This unit is concerned with human processes, systems and outcomes and how these change both spatially and temporally. Urban areas such as megacities are studied in a variety of places and at a range of scales. Here we develop an understanding of the factors that produce a diverse variety of human environments; the dynamic nature of these environments that change over time and place; the need for sustainable management; and the areas of current and future challenge and opportunity for these environments.

Fieldwork

Students need to undertake two geographical enquiries, each of which must include the use of primary data, collected as part of a fieldwork exercise. In this unit we prepare students to plan, complete and evaluate a day of fieldwork in Selsey. 

Year 11 2018-19 

The changing economic world

In this unit students investigate the global variations in economic development and quality of life and the various strategies exist for reducing the global development gap. They then spend quality time focussing on Nigeria a Newly Emerging Economy NEE, developing an in depth case study of its economy and the factors influencing this.  We are then able to turn our attention to our own country and examine major changes in the economy of the UK how they have affected, and will continue to affect, employment patterns and regional growth. 

Ecosystems

Ecosystems exist at a range of scales and involve the interaction between biotic and abiotic components, here students will understand the systems approach behind this and focus on a small scale UK ecosystem.

Tropical Rainforests

Tropical rainforest ecosystems have a range of distinctive characteristics; students will consider the biotic and abiotic factors influencing these fascinating ecosystems. We will then examine deforestation and the effects this has social, environmentally and economically as well, as how we can manage this sustainably. 

Hot Deserts

These expanding ecosystems are studied in terms of their flora, fauna and the interdependence of these. In addition, we examine the opportunities and challenges for countries having these biomes and consider how we can utilise these without damaging them for future generations. 

Urban World

This unit is concerned with human processes, systems and outcomes and how these change both spatially and temporally. Urban areas such as megacities are studied in a variety of places and at a range of scales. Here we develop an understanding of the factors that produce a diverse variety of human environments; the dynamic nature of these environments that change over time and place; the need for sustainable management; and the areas of current and future challenge and opportunity for these environments.

Philosophy, Ethics and Religion

Year 7

1.       Introduction to Philosophy, Ethics & Religion

2.       Islam

3.       Christianity Pt1

4.       Is the world sacred?

5.       Sikhism

6.       Buddhism

Year 8

1.       Heroes

2.       Judaism

3.       War & Peace

4.       Life After Death

5.       Existence of God

6.       Christianity Pt2

Year 9 (Core)

1.       Ethics

2.       Duty

3.       Relationships

4.       Role of Women

5.       Our World

6.       World Poverty

Year 10 (Core)

1.       Is it Fair?

2.       Crime & Punishment Pt1

3.       Crime & Punishment Pt2

4.       Why Are People Religious?

5.       Radicalisation

6.       Elections & Voting

Year 9 (GCSE)

1.       Religion & Life

2.       Buddhist Beliefs

3.       Christian Beliefs

Year10 (GCSE)

1.       Crime & Punishment

2.       Religion, Human Rights & Social Justice

3.       The Existence of God & Revelation

Year 11 (GCSE)

1.       Buddhist Practices

2.       Christian Practices

3.       Revision