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Focus on Humanities at BIS Hanoi

Within our Geography and History departments, we aim to deliver an engaging curriculum that provides students from KS3 to IB with real life practical application, drawing on examples from all across the world to enable our students to become inquisitive learners and global citizens.

Within our Geography and History departments, we aim to deliver an engaging curriculum that provides students from KS3 to IB with real life practical application, drawing on examples from all across the world to enable our students to become inquisitive learners and global citizens.

While we are busy helping to prepare and support our KS4 and IB students with their upcoming examinations, we are very excited about our KS3 provision at the moment.

In KS3 Geography, students have been learning about global issues related to food security, global ecosystems and climate change. Through enquiry-based learning, students are developing a range of skills that will have practical application later in the term. Year 7 will be exploring whether insects could be a viable alternative to eating meat whilst Year 9 will be taking part in their very own climate change conference.

Year 8 have been busy individually investigating their own choice of global ecosystem (biome) and have created their own survival “Biome Backpacks”. You can see some excellent examples below from the following students, Da Hyun (8S) Clara (8I), Tae Yeon (8S), Quynh Chi (8H), Bella, (8S), Bom (8S), Nah Yeon (8H), Xuan Mai (8S).

Science Week

In KS3 History, students have been learning about a wide array of Historical events and concepts. Year 7 students have developed their understanding of the feudal system (re-enacted by students in 7H in the image below), whilst also creating live news reports as battles have unfolded. Additionally, they are learning about the practicalities of medieval defences which will help them to build their very own castles later in term.

Science Week

Year 8 have been studying the role of empires, specifically the British Empire, and their role in shaping our past but also providing context for today’s global issues. Year 9 continue the theme of war as they have learnt about the rise of dictators such as Stalin and Hitler in the early 20th century, which they have then used to create their very own re-enactment of a court case. Students worked in prosecution vs defence teams to determine the guilt of the Nazi government and did an excellent job in cross-examining witnesses brought forward. Ms Black and Ms Tran struggled to consider which side was more convincing in this genuine Historical mystery.

Science Week

In KS4 and Year 12 IB Geography, students have been learning about resource management, specifically the global issues surrounding the supply and demand of food, energy and water now and in the future. Year 12 HL students have been introduced to the global geo-political landscape with a specific focus on “Global Superpowers”, analysing the role of U.S.A and China and their impact on the rest of the world. Year 13 have also been very busy finalising their internal assessments which will form a large part of their final I.B grade.
In KS4 and IB History, students have been examining the causes and impacts of Japanese, German and Italian imperialism in the 1930s and the move to global war in 1942. Year 13HL students have been studying Spain during the interwar period 1919-39. They divided into teams, each arguing as to the successes and failures of the dictatorship of Primo de Rivera and creating a presentation to convince others. This helped them to prepared detailed practice essays in preparation for their upcoming exams.

Science Week

We would like to congratulate and praise all our students across each year group, whose continued determination, enthusiasm and ambition helps to bring our subjects to life.  We also wish our Year 11 and 13 students all the best in their upcoming examinations!

Mr Shaun O’Callaghan

Humanities Leader