Teaching and Learning:
History, Geography, CEP (Community, Ethics and Philosophy) are taught to all pupils in Key Stage 3; an understanding of these three area gives students an understanding and appreciation of the world around them, and the lessons are delivered using a wide range of activities and approaches to enhance the enjoyment and interest of the students, irrespective of their background or ability. Students also study a broad PSHE (Personal, Social and Health Education) curriculum delivered within the Humanities department.
At Key Stage 3 pupils study a broad and balanced curriculum which includes – History Overview, Geography Overview, PSHE Overview & CEP Overview.
At Key Stage 4 pupils prepare for GCSEs – History Overview, Geography Overview, PSHE Overview, CEP Overview & Citizenship Overview.
We believe that learning can take place beyond the four walls of a classroom and outside of the constraints of the traditional school day. In the Humanities Faculty there are plenty of opportunities to get involved in Enrichment activities and additional Study Support. We have previously run trips to the WW1 battlefields of Belgium, the Beth Shalom Holocaust Memorial Centre in Nottinghamshire, the Royal Theatre, Warwick castle, the European Parliament, and the British Museum, as well as fieldwork trips to Dovedale and Hunstanton. Furthermore, we have welcomed guests from local religious communities, Holocaust survivors, MEPs, and annually celebrate International Women’s Day.
The Humanities Faculty is made up of a dedicated and experienced team of teachers. We are an experienced and enthusiastic team, with a desire to help support all of the young people in our care to achieve their very best.
If you have any questions about the Humanities curriculum, please contact Mr M Fairclough c/o the academy.