Humanities

Humanities

Landgate School offers a high-quality humanities education that allows learners to develop a greater understanding of the world around them locally, nationally and internationally. Our sensory, active and academic lessons inspire curiosity and interest in our learners, and impact positively on their progress and aspirations.

 

History

Across the Key stages learners are given the opportunity to:

  • Know and understand the history of Britain.
  • Know and understand significant aspects of the history of the wider world.
  • Gain and deploy a historically grounded understanding of abstract terms such as ‘empire’, ‘civilisation’, ‘parliament’ and ‘peasantry’
  • Understand the methods of historical enquiry.
  • Gain an historical perspective.

 

Geography

Across the Key stages learners are given the opportunity to:

  • Develop contextual knowledge of the location of local areas and globally significant places.
  • Understand the processes that give rise to key physical and human geographical features of the world.
  • Collect, analyse and communicate a range of data gathered through experiences in fieldwork that deepen their understanding of geographical processes.
  • Interpret a range of sources of geographical information, including maps, diagrams, globes, aerial photographs and Geographical Information Systems (GIS).
  • Communicate geographical information in a variety of ways, including through maps, numerical and quantitative skills and writing at length.

 

Humanities

Key Stage 1 and First Foundations – Learners access a continuous provision model which allows learner lead personalised development by offering a range of activities which develop understanding of the world. This includes role play, practical activities and sensory based experiences.

Key Stage 2 – Learners offer access to the History and Geography Curriculum through a combination of continuous provision and subject specific lessons according to learning styles and need. Lessons are practically based and enhanced through role play, experiences and investigation.

Key Stage 3 – Learners follow the Key Stage 3 Curriculum through subject specific lessons which seek to answer questions about the world through enquiry, investigation, practical activities and experiences.

Key Stage 4 – Learners follow accreditation including pre-entry and Entry level AQA unit awards and the OCR Entry Level specification.

Key Stage 5 – Learners are given vocational opportunities to extend their knowledge of the world through a variety of courses including the Duke of Edinburgh awards.

 

Long Term Plans