The humanities subjects are history, geography and religious education. In humanities, students develop their understanding of the world and how different societies have developed over time. Students learn to speak and write clearly, to think critically and to analyse beliefs and opinions.
Mr Worthington, Head of Humanities
How we organise learning
In Year 7 and Year 8, humanities is taught on a rotational basis. Students study a term of each subject. Year 7 begins with a two-week ‘skills’ unit to begin to embed key skills that will be used throughout the year. Students remain with the same teacher for the year (and in Year 8 too).
In Year 9, prior to studying their chosen GCSE subject, students study a ‘core’ humanities unit which involves a study of the world wars and lessons on the Holocaust.
In Years 9, 10 and 11, students opt to study either history, geography or religious education or they can choose to do a BTEC qualification in travel and tourism.
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Staff list and responsibilities
Mr M Worthington, Head of Department and RE specialist
Mr N Speers, Head of Geography
Mr A Heayns, Gifted & Talented Coordinator and History specialist
Miss R Cotter, Head of Learning for Life, Careers Coordinator & RE specialist