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Humanities

Students receive four hours of humanities education each week. During these lessons, students are taught a range of topics that equip them with the introductory knowledge and beginnings of exam skills needed in KS4. Time is spent in history, geography, Religious Studies and citizenship, with students spending more time studying history and geography so that they are well equipped for their EBacc option choice in KS4, whilst still allowing time to explore citizenship and RS. During KS3, students will also be taught a GCSE preparatory scheme of work so that they can focus on the specific, high level, core skills needed within that subject in KS4.

 

History

History helps develop a student’s understanding of the world we live in by analysing the impact and influence of political, economic, social and technological factors on the past. The key focus for history is engaging students with interesting lessons exploring different historical periods and themes whilst emphasising the importance of developing key historical skills; knowledge, cause and consequence, change and continuity, evidence and interpretation. In Year 11, students will sit two examination sessions (split into two papers) in which their historical knowledge is examined via a range of source and historical skill based questions across the core themes. History at Leeds City Academy aims to develop the skills of the student to prepare them for their future choices.

Course Delivered

  • GCSE History (WJEC Eduqas)

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Geography

In geography, students follow the AQA GCSE Geography course which provides them with a detailed curriculum of both physical and human topics at KS4. Physical: the living world, natural hazards, rivers and coasts. Human: urban challenges, the changing economic world and challenges of resource management. Students also participate in two fieldwork studies where they are able to investigate the coastal and urban environments first hand. Students follow a structured curriculum preparing them for GCSE, embedding key geography skills and allowing them to actively engage in the world around them.

Course Delivered

  • GCSE Geography (AQA)

 

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Citizenship

Citizenship is a modern course that encourages students to reflect on what is meant by being an active, global citizen. Students explore the core themes of law, politics, human rights and media so that they can critically evaluate and debate the current issues within these set of themes. In citizenship, students follow a curriculum that promotes extended essay writing and source analysis, whilst also allowing time for lively debate on current affairs. In year 11 students will sit two exams where their citizenship knowledge is tested via a range of short and long answer questions across the core themes. During the course, students are also tasked with designing and carrying out a citizenship campaign to develop their participation skills. 

Course Delivered

  • GCSE Citizenship (Pearson)

 

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For further information on the curriculum offered please contact the Academy F.A.O Kelly Allchin (EBACC Subjects)