The humanities programme is a combination of different disciplines taught in an integrated way through themes or topics rather than as the separate subjects of History, RE and Geography.
In Humanities students learn about their world and the people in it.
It is about:
What happened in the past and why did it happen (History)
Who are we, what do we believe and how do our beliefs influence our actions (RE)
How do people interact with their environment to make positive or negative changes (Geography)
All students in Years 7-9 study Humanities for 2 lessons a week. The National Curriculum for Geography and History and the “Hertfordshire Agreed Syllabus of Religious Education” form the basis of the content of the course.
Me and my local area
Food – From Farm to Fork
Water and its uses
India and Bangladesh
Year 8 Roman Empire
The Great War
Civil Rights movements
Year 9 Crime and punishment
World War 2 and the holocaust
Some of the work produced in Year 9 will be used to support the pupils in gaining a Level 2 qualification called Humanities Entry Pathways.
Year 10 and 11
Students continue to study Humanities in years 10 and 11.
Pupils will continue to work on their “Humanities Entry Pathways” award which is a very flexible course with no external assessment.
Again the pupils will study units which combine the humanities subjects of History, Geography and RE.
Some of the topics pupils will be able to study include –
Responses to conflict in world events
The changing population of the UK
Volcanoes, earthquakes and tsunamis
Students will develop their research skills and will be encouraged to join in discussions, share their own ideas and views whilst being sympathetic to the views of others.