KS4

Grayson Perry-The Vanity of Small Differences

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Through a series of six lessons you are going to be examining Grayson Perry’s large scale tapestry series entitled ‘the Vanity of Small Differences’. You will be exploring key ideas about class, social mobility and prejudice.

Equal marriage

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This series of lessons explore a history of equal marriage in the UK and an understanding of why equal marriage is important.

The World’s Wife

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This is a 6 lesson project looking at versions of events from a woman’s point of view. Using ‘The Worlds Wife’ collection of poems by Carol Ann Duffy we explore stereotypes and how the media perceive women and events today.

Safe Sex

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An in depth look at the holistic nature of safe sex, looking at the physical, emotional and legal risks of being in a sexual relationship. Some of the topics include STIs and contraception, abusive relationships, consent and sex drive.

Money and society

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This set of lessons looks at the importance of money, how to effectively budget, and how to live in an economically conscious way. The lessons cover how to shop and cook on a budget, the importance of saving and budget retail with a focus on the negative impacts of fast fashion. In the final lesson, students will explore the role that foodbanks play in the UK.

Conspiracy Theories

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These lessons aim to provoke critical thinking and understand the power of persuasion and propaganda.

crime and deviance alternative curriculum lesson

Crime and Deviance

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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.

diversity on screen alternative curriculum

Diversity on Screen

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These lessons highlight the importance of inclusivity on screen and how what we see on TV and in films affects us in everyday life. We also learn how to analyse articles and the importance of different perspectives.

Misogyny, Consent and Healthy Relationships

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These lessons explore how misogyny contributes to the negative experience that women have in modern society and looks at ways in which everyday misogyny and toxic masculinity can be challenged and overcome by men themselves.

The work of James Baldwin and Ta-Nehisi Coates

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Through a series of six lessons you will be looking comparatively at ‘The Fire Next Time’ by James Baldwin and ‘Between the World and Me’ by Ta-Nehisi Coates. To gain more of an understanding of both texts you will explore their context- the Civil Rights era and Black Lives Matter movement and how they have shaped both America and the world.