Curriculum Leader: Rosie Hughes-White
Humanities (History, Geography and Religious Educational Studies)
At Everest Community Academy we offer Humanities in years 7 and 8, comprising of Geography, History and Religious Educational Studies. All KS3 students will study eight hours of Humanities per fortnight.
In years 7 and 8 students are taught a wide range of Humanities topics, embedding key skills into their lessons. This gives them a good understanding of each of the Humanities areas and a foundation for when they move on to their chosen KS4 option.
The department has five dedicated Humanities classrooms, all with interactive whiteboards, and has five full-time teachers.
The department operates an open door policy for extra assistance with classwork or homework and is frequently busy at lunchtimes and after school.
The aim of the Geography department is to provide students with a broad and engaging curriculum that will inspire a love for the subject.
In KS4 Geography is an option choice at GCSE, with fieldwork as an integral part of the subject.
Most students study a GCSE course in Geography at KS4. For GCSE, geography students study themes entitled ‘changing places, changing environments’ and ‘environmental challenges’. The course follows the EDUQAS syllabus, which comprises of three exams. We also offer a GCSE related field trip.
The aim of the History department is to provide students with a broad and engaging curriculum that will inspire a love for the subject.
At GCSE, History will consist of four exams at the end of year 11, covering: A breadth study of the USA 1929-2000, Germany in Transition 1919-1939, Medicine and The Elizabethan Age.
Religious Educational Studies
Religious Educational Studies is a core subject which comprises of units of work on the beliefs, teachings and practices of Christianity and Hinduism. The department includes a range of activities to suit students from all backgrounds and faiths. At GCSE level, RES follows the EDUQAS syllabus.