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Humanities in Term 3

This term has been another busy one for humanities, with some brilliant home studies being produced and Year 9 deciding their options for GCSE.

Year 7

Year 7 have been studying Sikhism in RS, Africa and Asia in Geography and Elizabeth I in History.

Here are some of the home study research projects produced about the ‘Voyages of Discovery’ during the time of Elizabeth I.

There was a trip to the Black Country Museum in the summer launched for Year 7 tis term which is now full. This will be linked to the History unit on Victorian Britain in terms 5 and 6.

On Tuesday lunchtimes is Year 7 Humanities Club in B1.5.  In term 3 Year 7 Humanities Club have been creatively celebrating and researching Burns Night, Chinese New Year and the upcoming St Valentine’s Day.

In Term 4 they  will be researching and celebrating Rio de Janeiro’s Carnival Sunday,  the start of New Orleans Mardi Gras, St David’s Day, St Patrick’s Day, Mothers Day and the March Equinox  to name but a few.  All welcome.

Year 8

In term 3 Year 8 have been studying Hinduism in RS, Ecosystems in Geography and The Great War in History.

Some of the home study produced by Year 8 has been brilliant. Here is an example of a Hinduism home study about Gandhi.

 

Year 8 also have the opportunity to visit Cheddar Gorge, a letter has been sent home about this trip, see Mrs Tucker for more details.

Year 9

GCSE options and parents evening both happened for Year 9 in term 3. They had to choose either History or Geography to study at GCSE but could also choose Sociology, Leisure and Tourism and Philosophy and Religion as one of their options.

History Boys Quiz

Next term will see the return of the LPA History Boys Quiz. This is part of the programme of house competitions run throughout the school year. Each house is required to provide a team of and the questions will mainly be based on the History curriculum studied at LPA. The quiz will take place on Wednesday 1st March during session 6 in the drama theatre. If you are interested in taking part please see you Head Girl or Boy or Mr Williams.

Year 11 Geography Taster Day – Girton College, Cambridge

On Thursday 26th January, Conor and Rachel attended a taster day for prospective A level students at Girton College, Cambridge University.

Here is what Rachel thought of the day –

“On Thursday 26th I went to Girton College, Cambridge for a Geography taster day. I thoroughly enjoyed the day. We started the day off with a quiz about universities to break the tension. Then we went into groups and played a game with kidney beans to represent what we had learnt about the thousands of fishermen who can empty a lake of fish in 15 minutes in Mali. We were learning about how this could affect the marine ecosystem. I would recommend to anyone the Girton College taster day because it is well organised and everyone was friendly “ Rachel C

There is lots more happening next term, most excitingly the Iceland trip will be heading off. Please make sure if you are going on this trip that you have given in all the necessary paper work, have all your equipment and know what times you will need to be dropped off and collected from school. Please see Mrs Barker, Mrs Greenwood or Mrs Togher if you need to know more.