Humantities

History is the memory for us all.

It provides a sense of our identity, community and culture and creates a framework from which we can relate to the rest of the world.

History fires students’ curiosity about the past in Britain and the wider world. They see the diversity of human experience and understand more about themselves as individuals and members of society. This can influence their decisions about personal choices, attitudes and values.

History provides us with inspiration in the form of positive role models; including: William I, Henry VIII, Crazy Horse, Louis Pasteur, Winston Churchill and Martin Luther King who all fought for dramatic change to our world and society. It is important to learn lessons from all that we, as humans, have done wrong and to draw inspiration from those who make us proud to be humans.

History fires students’ curiosity about the past in Britain and the wider world. 

Geography is the study of our planet; of where places are, what they are like, what life is like in those places and how places are changing. It provides students with knowledge of the world, including different cultures and the issues impacting on our environment. Earthquakes, volcanoes, weather, rivers economic activity and local and global environments are just some of the topics that feature in this enlightening and eye opening subject area.

Development of numeracy, literacy and ICT skills are a strong feature of our Humanities provision.

In order to fully appreciate everything Humanities has to offer, students will work beyond the classroom and take part in field trips to bring experiences to life and apply the theory of their studies in a practical way. 

Accreditation

From September 2017 year 9 students will begin the GCSE History programme. In year 9 differentiation of the GCSE is offered at a foundation level and when students choose to carry the GCSE on into KS4 then it is taught at the higher level.

We offer Pearson Edexcel GCSE in History as a full or short course GCSE based on the following topics:

  • The Norman Conquest of Britain
  • Medicine through Time
  • The American West
  • The USA 1954-1975