Humanities / OAA
Humanities is a thought provoking, analytical and practical subject. Humanities gives pupils a platform to understand their strengths and limitations, helping to overcome fears and give a sense of practical achievement whilst being able to understand and appreciate the wider world in which we live in.
Our aim is that through a combination of four subject areas, Geography, History , RE and OAA we give pupils the opportunity to understand our past, appreciate our present and explore the world around us as individuals and as effective team members. Topics on our curriculum are selected to enthuse our pupils learning of the four strands mentioned above and allow them to develop the skills such as analysis and building timelines, to support their learning. Care is taken over bridging the gap from programmes of study in KS2 to KS3 by identifying what is expected from the national curriculum in each of our Humanities strands.
The Humanities curriculum is planned to enable all students to develop skills in the following areas:
- To develop an understanding of health and safety
- To gain practical skills from a wide range of Adventurous Activities
- To understand the processes of the natural world around us
- To gain an understanding of our Historical past
- Understand different religions and cultures of British society
- Undertaking activities that pupils would not normally be exposed to during their every day
Throughout our programmes of study, every attempt is made to make explicit links to careers and the world of work. In addition to subject specific links, we aim to explicitly reinforce the skills and aptitudes which support what employers say are important in the workplace;
- Analysing different sources
- Using different methods
- Develop methods of enquiry.
- Teamwork and problem solving,
- Appreciating others problem solving ideas.
- Working safely and listening to instructions from external leaders and members of the public
The British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, and mutual respect of those with different faiths and beliefs are taught explicitly and reinforced in the way in which the school operates.