Cultural Studies

Students study a range of philosophical and moral issues whilst also carrying out an in-depth study of two world religions.

Year 7

Pupils in year 7 may be studying Cultural Studies as a discrete subject for the first time. The year 7 curriculum is designed to introduce this subject as an academically challenging and rigorous subject with skills and knowledge that will allow them to progress not just in Cultural Studies, but in subjects across the school and develop life skills for the future. The course is designed to promote discussion and facilitate student’s independent thinking.

Year 8

Pupils in year 8 should now be familiar with the skills and knowledge required in this subject and be ready to move on to explore topics in more depth. The year 8 curriculum aims to bring in philosophical thought at a more sophisticated level and encourage pupils to think about and evaluate questions of meaning and purpose. Their discussions and written work, will begin to include the skills required at GCSE level.

Year 9

Year 9 offers pupils an introduction to the GCSE course, where they will have the opportunity to consolidate the knowledge and skills which could act as a foundation for further study of the subject at KS4. Pupils will be grappling with issues of morality and be expected to justify their opinions and show understanding of others opinions using examples, evidence and quotations from sources of authority.

Year 10

The Cultural Studies course at GCSE is an exciting opportunity for pupils to take their learning from KS3 further, but also to develop new skills and knowledge. Pupils will study a range of philosophical and moral issues, whilst also carrying out an in-depth study of two world religions- Christianity and Islam.

Year 11

The Cultural Studies course at GCSE is an exciting opportunity for pupils to take their learning from KS3 further, but also to develop new skills and knowledge. Pupils will study a range of philosophical and moral issues, whilst also carrying out an in-depth study of two world religions- Christianity and Islam.