Humanities incorporates the disciplines of History, Geography, Religious Education, and Citizenship.
In the early years of secondary school, pupils work on a broad range of topics to appreciate the scale and extent of the Humanities subjects. We utilise a range of skills across the different disciplines, including analysis, debate and persuasive writing.
Some topics that we tackle in depth include:
- Medieval Realms
- Our Wonderful World
- Abrahamic Faiths
- Political Affairs
- Depth Study: Brazil
- Rivers and Coasts
- Tudors and Stuarts
- Eastern Religions
- World Wars I and II
Key Stage 4
All pupils are expected to choose either GCSE History or GCSE Geography in order for them to attain the English Baccalaureate. Each subject offers a core grounding for future study; History focuses on analysis of sources and the exploration of historical themes and events, Geography examines the physical features of our planet and the impact humans have on those features.
In addition to their Humanities Option, pupils can choose GCSE Religious Education. Alternatively, pupils can follow the BTEC Travel and Tourism course.
In the Sixth Form there are a number of options for pupils who enjoy the Humanities. As well as continuing their studies with A Level History and Geography, we anticipate offering A Levels in Psychology, Government and Politics, Philosophy & Ethics and Sociology.