What will you learn about?
The course concentrates on 4 Humanities subject areas, which are split into 4 units.
QAN code: 500/4573/8
Level: 1 & 2
Exam Board: WJEC
Unit 1: Human perspectives on the environment
This unit is based largely on environmental and geographical perspectives.
Unit topic: Patterns and Places;
- How can the distribution and growth of the world’s population be explained?
- How do extreme climatic events affect people?
- What impact do natural disasters have on people and society?
- What are the causes and effects of urbanisation?
- What patterns can be seen in UK cities?
- How do social and environmental factors affect the lives of people living in cities?
- What factors are bringing about change to the world’s climate?
- What are the likely effects of climate change for people and societies?
- How should people and society respond to climate change?
Unit 2: Human perspectives on the past
This unit studies a society that has undergone a period of change in recent times.
Unit topic: Society in change: the USA, 1945-1975
- Why do countries quarrel?
- How are the lives of ordinary people affected by global events?
- How can attitudes in society affect the conduct of conflict?
- Why is there a need for racial equality?
- How can protest movements affect attitudes in society?
- How do the attitudes of some groups influence the nature of their protest?
- How do political and economic conditions help to bring about increased prosperity?
- How important are political events in influencing people and society?
Unit 3: Human perspectives on beliefs and rights
This unit is based largely on religious, spiritual and moral perspectives.
Unit topic: Christianity and contemporary lifestyles
- What are the main beliefs and teachings that underpin Christian attitudes?
- What are the main features of Christian worship?
- How do Christians express their beliefs?
- How do Christian churches interact with the local community?
- How does Christianity impact on the day-to-day lives of individuals and families?
- How does poverty impact spiritually and morally on Christians today?
- What are the Christian approaches to the issue of racism in Britain today?
- How can the Christian faith be reconciled with advancing technology?
Unit 4: Tourism, travel and leisure
This unit will focus on coursework and consider a contemporary theme.
- What factors have led to changing patterns of leisure since 1945?
- How can the development of leisure and tourism lead to cultural change?
- What are the challenges facing modern society as a result of changing leisure patterns?
- Unit 1: A written paper (1 hour) worth 25% of the final grade – End of Year 11
- Unit 2: A written paper (1 hour) worth 25% of the final grade – End of Year 11
- Unit 3: A written paper (1 hour) worth 25% of the final grade – End of Year 11
- Unit 4: A controlled assessment which is worth 25% of the final grade.