Why study the humanities?
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.
How we organise learning
In Year 7 and Year 8, students will have one hour a week of each humanities 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. This lasts until October half term.
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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