The Humanities department aims to develop a curriculum which supports each student to:
- become a confident individual who is able to understand their place in the wider world;
- identify and develop their individual strengths in the various Humanities subject areas;
- achieve to the best of their ability.
|This is Me
|This is Us
||Genius of the Past
|Inventions of the Future
||Power of Humans
||Power of the Earth
Clashes of Culture
|Celebration of Culture
The Power of Technology
The Power of My Voice
|GCSE Citizenship: Citizenship studies is a controversial and challenging subject. Students are introduced to issues of our time including matters such as: assisted dying; forced marriage; UK intervention in the Middle-East; media freedom and immigration. This course is taught over 3 years and and all three papers are written examinations.
GCSE Religious Studies: Our areas of study focus on the key questions such as Ethics, Philosophy,
Peace and Conflict, which include topics such as marriage and the family, crime and
punishment, and matters of life and death. Students study two religions throughout the course. The course is taught over 3 years and there are 2 written examinations.
GCSE History: History teaches you how and why the world came to be as it is today. History asks ‘how did things get to be this way?’ History deals with big issues e.g. racism, power, war, politics, discrimination and terrorism. We focus on a range of topics from Nazi Germany and the Cold War to Crime and Punishment through time. There is also a chance to do a local area study of Whitechapel and Jack the Ripper. The course is taught over 3 years and all 3 papers are written examinations.
GCSE Geography: Geography is a wide ranging and challenging course, comprising of both physical and human geographical studies. The course studies covers topics including Weather Hazards and Climate Change, Ecosystems, Changing Cities, Global Development, Resource Mangement and the Changing Landscapes of the UK. There are two pieces of fieldwork; Coasts and Urban Environments. Examination comprises of 3 written exams at the end of the course.
|GCSE Exam board information|
|GCSE Citizenship: OCR J270 (Paper 01 / Paper 02 /Paper 03)
GCSE Religious Studies: Edexcel B ‘Belief in Action’ (Paper 01 / Paper 02)
GCSE History: Edexcel (Paper 01 / Paper 02 / Paper03)
GCSE Geography: Edexcel Specification A (Paper 01 / Paper 02 / Paper 03)
Extra Curricular Activities
The Humanities run a club every half term, information will be published in advance.
Debating club, with Mr Le Coq, is an ongoing club on a Monday.
These will not run during COVID-19 restrictions.