The Humanities Faculty consists of Ethics & Philosophy (EP), Geography and History. The three subjects aim to provide our learners with an understanding of the world they live in both locally and globally; how it has been shaped and the important issues facing us as we look to the future. We believe the subjects play a vital role in promoting good citizenship whilst also preparing learners for well-respected GCSE and A Level qualifications.
Each of the three subjects has two timetabled lessons across the two week timetable. Topics in EP include a variety of world religions but also key moral dilemmas. At all points, students are encouraged to voice their own opinions and learn to be respectful of those of others. In Geography, theme-based topics like Earthquakes and Volcanoes are mixed with real world location studies. In History, students study a range of time periods and important key events that still resonate in the modern world such as: World War II and the Holocaust. Topic s cover a mix of local, British and world history.
Learners’ progress is assessed regularly in a variety of ways to equip them for the challenges of GCSE ahead.
For further information about what is taught in KS3 please read the KS3 course descriptors.