In Geography we aim to widen students horizons to the world around them. The study of Geography stimulates an interest in and a sense of wonder about places. It helps young people make sense of a complex and dynamically changing world. At Falmouth we are blessed with a rich diversity of environments on our doorstep which students can engage with for first hand practical study of the world as it impacts upon them.
Knowledge Organisers - GCSE Units:
The Living World
Urban Issues and Challenges
The Challenges of Natural Hazards
The Changing Economic World
The Challenge of Resource Management
The History Department at Falmouth School has a successful record of uptake and exam results at GCSE and A Level. We believe this is because our subject sparks an interest in students and inspires them to learn more. It is hard not to be interested in a subject that teaches us who we are and where we are from!
All Key Stage 3 students study History for one 100 minute period per week. We believe that this enables them to study particular topics in depth and allows them to process the information they have acquired. Class room provision is reinforced through educational visits and guest speakers.
Those Key Stage 4 students who opt for History have to opportunity to study Crime and Punishment and the History of the American West together with an in-depth local history module on Falmouth in Wartime 1939-45.
6th Form students study Modern European History which involves a wide ranging study of the events which have shaped the world we live in today. At this level students develop an understanding of ideology,dictatorship and democracy.gyt
As Tony Robinson (actor and TV presenter) says, 'How do you know who you are unless you know where you've come from? How can you tell what's going to happen, unless you know what's happened before? History isn't just about the past. It's about why we are who we are - and about what's next.'
RE does not pretend that all is harmonious in the world. In tackling difficult questions, it provides pupils with knowledge and understanding so that they can work to challenge stereotypes, promote cohesion and tackle extremism. RE also does important work encouraging young people to value themselves and become responsible citizens.
The subject of RE has changed enormously over the years, step into one of our classrooms today and you will find that our lessons are vibrant and diverse. Owing to its importance, RE is compulsory for all students, and they receive one lesson per two week cycle. In years 7,8 and 9 the students explore the worldviews and teachings of Christianity, Buddhism and Islam, concentrating on the key questions that fascinate children about God and worship, authority, beliefs and values, truth, meaning and purpose.
Head of Department:
Mr M Leech