Social Sciences comprises a range of subjects; Geography, History, Religion, Philosophy & Ethics (REP) together with Psychology and Sociology
Geography provides students with a range of opportunities to develop their understanding of a rapidly changing world.
Key Stage 3
The subject aims to encourage all students to gain a Geographical understanding as prescribed at present by the National Curriculum programmes of study. This is taught in discrete Geography lessons, mixed ability in Year 7 and setted in Year 8. Geography helps students to understand sustainable development, economic and industrial issues, ICT and areas of citizenship.
Key Stage 4
The AQA syllabus is offered to A Level.Geography: Post 16There is a continuing aim to deliver Geographical information and understanding at GCSE.
Geography: GLOBETROTTER Club
A lunchtime club for Year 7 students who have the opportunity to investigate countries and capital cities of the world via the use of interactive games and simulations.
History is taught at Rossett as part of the Social Science Faculty which provides opportunities for students to develop an understanding of the world in which they live.
Key Stage 3
Students are taught the following study units: Students in year 7 and 8 follow a two year course at KS3. History is taught through the study of skills and themes. Students learn how to frame an historical enquiry by developing the skills of chronology, causation, consequence, and significance, evaluation of evidence, interpretation, and communication. The themes that they study are those of power and politics, conflict and co-operation, movement and settlement, ideas and beliefs and the impact of political, social, cultural, religious and technological developments.
History: Key Stage 4
Our new course is OCR Modern World History B and revision guides are available through the Finance office.
Key Stage 5
In year 12 and 13 students follow the AQA AS/A2 course. In year 12 students study 2 modules and complete 2 examinations: Tsarist and Revolutionary Russia & Life in Hitler’s Germany. In year 13 for an A2 qualification the students study a further module and complete a Personal Study covering Britain in the 20 th Century & A study in Depth covering 100 years
Religion Philosophy and Ethics (REP)
Key Stage 3
All the modules are developed from the North Yorkshire Agreed Syllabus for Religious Studies.
Where appropriate, the cross-curricular policies of the Faculty are followed. The environmental, Citizenship and Equal Opportunities themes are part of the study of the ethics and lives within the individual religions studied. When students are finding information, especially on the Christian character, they are encouraged to use the ICT facilities and to produce their assessment task in that module through ICT means. Some of the Year 7 module, Founders and Festivals, uses ICT facilities.