|The Humanities Faculty|
Through Humanities, we learn how to think creatively and critically, to reason, and to ask questions. Humanities subjects give an insight into everything including the past, places and people's beliefs.
At Key Stage 3, (years 7 and 8), all students study Geography, History, and Religious Education as 3 distinct subjects. At the end of year 8 students opt to study either Geography or History. In addition to this, they can also opt to do Sociology. We also offer a wide range of AS/A2 Level courses within Humanities; Geography, History, Psychology and Sociology.
All subjects are taught in ability groups at KS3, with pupils staying with the same teacher all year. In KS3, pupils are assessed regularly in all subjects through formal assessments at regular intervals and through assessment of their class work. Independent Study plays an important role in students' learning in Humanities. KS3 students work towards independent study projects each term. The projects are designed to develop a wide range of skills and are a mixture of written and creative tasks.
At KS4 students are taught in ability set groups for History and Geography. They have regular assessments throughout Years 9 and 10, and 2 formal mock exams in Years 11, 12 and 13. At KS4 and KS5 independent study helps to develop students' skills in preparation for their exams; research tasks and exam questions are set on a weekly basis.
Enrichment in Humanities is central to student development. An extensive programme of trips, clubs and activities enhance academic progress and support the wider school Aspire programme.