South Shields School

Humanities

Subject Content Covered

Year 7


Geography

  • Geographic skills
  • Settlement
  • Tectonic Activity – physical processes and human impact
  • Ecosystems
  • Weather and climate

History

  • The Norman Invasion
  • Castles
  • Medieval Britain
  • The Tudors

French

  • All About Me
  • Where I Live
  • My School

Spanish

  • All About Me
  • Where I Live
  • My School

Year 8


Geography

  • Rivers and ice
  • Coasts
  • Population
  • Development and Trade
  • Resource Use
  • The Environment

History

  • The English Civil War
  • The British Empire
  • Slavery
  • The Industrial Revolution

French

  • Free-Time and Hobbies
  • Food and Drink
  • Holidays

Spanish

  • Free-Time and Hobbies
  • Food and Drink
  • Holidays

Year 9


Geography

  • Extreme weather in the UK
  • Tropical storms and climate change
  • Economic activity
  • Changing economic development
  • Urbanisation and urban sustainability

History

  • The Victorians
  • The Edwardians
  • World War One
  • World War Two
  • The Holocaust
  • The Modern World

French

  • Me and My Family
  • My Town
  • The Media

Spanish

  • Me and My Family
  • My Town
  • The Media

Year 10


AQA GCSE Geography

  • The Challenge of Natural Hazards – tectonic hazards, weather hazards and climate change
  • The living world – ecosystems
  • Physical landscapes in the UK – coasts and rivers
  • Physical geography fieldwork

Edexcel GCSE History

  • Crime and Punishment
  • Henry VIII and his ministers

AQA GCSE Leisure and Tourism

  • Leisure and tourism destinations in the UK and abroad.
  • Visitor attractions and activities.
  • Methods of travel available to leisure and tourism destinations and why people choose them.
  • Impact of tourism on communities and the environment.
  • The importance of sustainability in leisure and tourism, including Ecotourism.

AQA GCSE French

  • Town and Local Environment
  • Holidays
  • Healthy Living

AQA GCSE Spanish

  • Town and Local Environment
  • Holidays
  • Healthy Living

Year 11


AQA GCSE Geography continued

  • Urban Issues and Challenges
  • Human geography fieldwork
  • The changing Economic World
  • The challenge of Resource Management
  • Issue Evaluation

Edexcel GCSE History continued

  • Cold War
  • Nazi Germany

AQA GCSE Leisure and Tourism continued

  • The nature of leisure and tourism
  • Why people use leisure and tourism facilities.
  • Different types of leisure and tourism organisations and facilities.
  • The UK’s rapidly changing leisure and tourism industry.
  • Leisure and tourism organisations as businesses.
  • The range of employment opportunities in the leisure and tourism industry.

AQA GCSE French continued

  • Town and Local Environment
  • Holidays
  • Revision

AQA GCSE Spanish continued

  • Town and Local Environment
  • Holidays
  • Revision