As a team, Humanities is passionate about learning and enabling students to achieve all that they are capable of.
Our team believe Humanities has an ever more important role in enabling students to better understand the world in which they live and what it means to be part of it. Teacher enthusiasm for their subjects ensures that lessons are engaging, enjoyable and accessible to all. Everyone strives to enter into a spirit of teamwork, resource sharing, mutual support and co-operation. This is at the heart of everything we do.
Humanities represents one of the largest, most diverse and dynamic Curriculum Areas in the school. It comprises of five different subject areas, 24 full or part time staff located in either modern or fully refurbished rooms across the school. Each classroom comes equipped with a digital projector and has access to laptops or computing facilities.
The aim is to prepare our students to be 21st century independent learners. A driving factor in this is the use of iPad technology as a way empowering students in owning their own learning. The skills taught at this stage are built on throughout the rest of the key stages.
In KS3 students have three lessons a cycle for Geography and History and two lessons for RE. At Key Stage 4 and 5, the composition of the teaching groups in all Humanities subjects is dependent on the options system. At GCSE most groups tend to be of mixed ability, however, setting may occur where possible.
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