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Your Humanities journey starts here...

A warm welcome to the Humanities department at Ysgol Bro Gwaun.

I would like to take this opportunity to share some information with you about our department and what your child will be learning about in Humanities. I hope that, by having this information you will be able to enjoy discussing different aspects of your child’s learning with them and support your child with any homework or research tasks they are given.

In line with the new curriculum the Humanities area of learning at Ysgol Bro Gwaun brings together the subjects of History, Geography and Religious Studies to offer an engaging and exciting scheme of work which seeks to encourage learners to explore important issues faced by humanity today.

All lessons will embed the 4 purposes of the new curriculum which enable pupils to become ambitious capable learners, enterprising creative contributors, healthy confident individuals and ethical informed citizens.

Each term pupils will have the opportunity to explore a theme in the form of a key question. This key question will be looked at from a historical, religious and geographical point of view.

There will also be regular opportunities for pupils to lead in their own learning by taking part in inquiry-based learning. This will allow pupils to spark their curiosity and discover topics that interest them.

This is a new journey for us at Ysgol Bro Gwaun and therefore we are regularly using pupil voice to assess the extent to which pupils are enjoying the content and changing and updating the curriculum when necessary.

We look forward to welcoming you at Ysgol Bro Gwaun and accompanying you on your journey to grow in knowledge, understanding and wisdom.


The key questions studied in year 7 and 8 Humanities at Ysgol Bro Gwaun are as follows:

Year and term

Key question

Year 7 term 1

How are we influenced by our surroundings?

Year 7 term 2

How does conflict shape our world?

Year 7 term 3

Do humans have a responsibility towards our world?

Year 8 term 1

Has globalisation had a positive or negative effect on the world?

Year 8 term 2

Is power always a good thing?

Year 8 term 3

How do disasters disrupt life as we know it?


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