Have you ever wondered why the world is the way it is? If so, Humanities is the subject for you! Humanities are academic disciplines that study aspects of human society and culture. These disciplines include History, Geography, Archaeology and Religious Studies.
We aim to provide our pupils with the skills required to explore and question the world around them. They will be able to research independently and have an understanding of both British and World History, Geography and Archaeology. Pupils will discover our archaeological and historical past through site reports, written sources, artefacts, local visits and independent research.
Over the past year, pupils have studied Bronze Age archaeology, The Norman Conquest, Medieval Britain and the Islamic World, Tudors and Stuarts. In the 2019/2020 academic year pupils will be studying the Slave Trade and Abolition, The Industrial Revolution, World War 1, World War 2 and the Holocaust.
Enrichment and Intervention
To promote literacy in Humanities, keywords and their meanings are given to each pupil and can be referred to throughout the course of the lesson. Our Humanities curriculum links closely to the English curriculum helping pupils to understand historical and political references in literature.
Humanities trips are staggered throughout the year and link closely to the topic being studied. In 2018/2019, KS3 pupils were able to visit Butser Ancient Farm in Hampshire and Battle Abbey and the 1066 Battlefield. In the 2019/2020 academic year it is intended that we will visit Hever Castle, the 'London, Sugar and Slavery' exhibition at the Museum of London Docklands and the Imperial War Museum to develop our knowledge and understanding of the past.