Humanities

The Stockport Academy Humanities Department comprises of of two disciplines: Geography and History. In Key Stage 3, Stockport Academy students study both of these subjects in order for them to be successful, curious and well-rounded learners in preparation for Key Stage 4.

During the Pathways process that will designate their chosen subjects for Key Stage 4, all students will study either Geography or History but will have the option to also study both if they choose. Humanities focus on both the past and present actions of people. The humanities teach us to understand the physical processes of the world, how humans behave and how to understand people from all different cultures and backgrounds.

Geography

Our aim is to provide an excellent geography education for all our students; an education which brings out the best in all of them and prepares them for success in life. A high-quality geography education should inspire in pupils a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people that will remain with them for the rest of their lives. Teaching should equip pupils with knowledge about diverse places, people, resources and natural and human environments, together with a deep understanding of the Earth’s key physical and human processes. As pupils progress, their growing knowledge about the world should help them to deepen their understanding of the interaction between physical and human processes, and of the formation and use of landscapes and environments. Geographical knowledge, understanding and skills provide the frameworks and approaches that explain how the Earth’s features at different scales are shaped, interconnected and change over time.

History                             

Our aim is to provide an excellent history education will help pupils gain a clear knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world. It should inspire pupils’ curiosity to know more about the past. Teaching should equip pupils to ask perceptive questions, think critically, weigh evidence, sift arguments, and develop perspective and judgement. History helps pupils to understand the complexity of people’s lives, the process of change, the diversity of societies and relationships between different groups, as well as their own identity and the challenges of their time.

Course Details

Trips and Activities

History

History trip to France and Belgium Battlefields

Holocaust survivor Q&A

Geography

Salford Quays Trip

Formby Beach Trip

Teaching Staff

Ms Reed - Lead Teacher of History

Ms Wills - Teacher of History

Ms Burrowes - Teacher of History

Mr Roberts - Teacher of History

Mrs Finley - Lead Teacher of Geography

Mr Massey - Teacher of Geography

Mr Tindall - Teacher of Geography

Knowledge Organisers

Development.pdf 589KB Y7 Geography - Development
What is a geographer.pdf 563KB Y7 Geography - What Is A Geographer?
Rivers KO.pdf 768KB Y7 Geography - Rivers
Tectonics KO.pdf 704KB Y8 Geography - Tectonics
Coasts KO.pdf 882KB Y8 Geography - Coasts
PopulationKO.pdf 1149KB Y8 Geography - Population
ClimateChangeKO.pdf 1023KB Y9 Geography - Climate Change
EmergingKO.pdf 984KB Y9 Geography - Life in an NEE
GeogRevisionBooklet-min.pdf 1473KB Y10 Geography - Revision Guide

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