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Key Stage 5

The UK Energy Crisis

Pupils will learn about the current energy crisis facing the UK. They will watch videos and read personal accounts from those affected to inform their learning. Pupils will then have an opportunity to practice writing a letter to their MP and to debate the topic as a class.

The Exploration of Cultures in Asia

Through a series of six lessons you will gain an understanding of how to analyse historical sources through examining the culture of six different Asian countries. By exploring different aspects of the culture in Japan, Indonesia, Malaysia, Vietnam, Thailand and the Philippines you will consider how to interpret different historical sources and think about how bias impacts them too.


Through a series of six lessons you will gain an understanding of the genre of Chick-Lit, its key features and examples of famous Chick-Lit novels. You will also get a chance to start crafting your own protagonist!

Black women in the music industry

Through a series of six lessons you will gain an understanding of the way Black women are represented in the music industry. Whilst learning about the discriminatory attitudes that exist in the music industry you will also learn about positive role models. You will apply your knowledge through designing, drawing and speech writing meaning this lesson focuses on multimedia.

Cancel Culture

A series of lessons exploring the impact and responses to to cancel culture in modern society. Students will hear a range of opinions from both sides of the spectrum. The lesson includes analysis of a newspaper article and a debate activity.


In this series of six lessons you will explore the history of Pride and how it is celebrated differently throughout the world. You will learn about different identities under the LGBT+ umbrella and what allyship means.

Introducing Literary Theory

Studying literature is so much more than ‘the blue curtains reflect the protagonist’s sadness’. Analysing texts can be a bold, exciting and radical act! In this cycle of six lessons, you will be introduced to six main schools of literary theory (Marxism, feminism, gender studies & queer theory, postcolonialism and animal studies & ecocriticism). What you will learn will both complement and challenge what you have been taught in the classroom and help you see your favourite literary texts (and maybe even the world) in a whole new light!

Crime and Deviance

We live in a world with increased government crackdowns on what is considered criminal activity at the same time that governments themselves seem to be flouting national and international laws. Through a series of six lessons you will explore the nature of crime and deviance in modern society; the state’s role in that; how the norms of a society affect crime and attitudes towards both state and personal protections against crime.

Women’s Rights and Representation

Through a series of six lessons you will learn about women’s global struggle for equal rights. You will also explore key issues surrounding gender equality in: the Arts, sport, education, film and music. You will also learn about inspirational women in these areas.