The aim of the humanities curriculum is to develop students’ knowledge and understanding of the environment and community. This curriculum contributes to developing students’ cultural capital, through the study of place and the impact that social, economic, environmental, political and religious factors have on the identity of place and people over time. We encourage students to investigate, question and challenge to what extent these factors may promote economic and social equality. Through this understanding we encourage students to consider different approaches to governance, environmental responsibility, economic growth and take part in ethical and philosophical debate. We develop students’ understanding of the fundamental British values and the changing role that the UK has within the global community.
The curriculum aims to engage and ignite a passion for learning within humanities, developing opportunities for experiences to be shared and developed outside of the classroom and school day. The humanities curriculum develops the skills and subject specific literacy required within each area to be successful whilst developing the skills that students need to be responsible, informed, active citizens within their local, national and global communities.
Key Stage 3
In Year 7 students follow the humanities course.
Year 8 & 9
In Year 8 and Year 9 students will study the four subjects separately; citizenship, geography, history and religious studies. The GCSE course in religious studies starts in Year 9.
Key Stage 4
Students choose to study either geography or history at GCSE level and also have the option to study both.
Students will continue to study for their GCSE religious studies.
Key Stage 5
The Humanities Faculty currently offers A level courses in history and geography.