The humanities department is housed in four specialist rooms. Resources include a wide range of textbooks, maps, digital mapping and other source materials, a suite of computers and access to a set of laptop computers.
Teaching rooms are well-placed to take advantage of the school’s Library Resource Centre and other information technology suites, which are made full use of to enhance and extend students’ learning in the humanities subjects.
In Year 7, students study: Making connections with the world around us, Map skills, What is the UK? National Parks and Tourism.
Years 8 and 9
In Year 8, students study Weather and Climate, Tropical Rainforests, Rivers and Flooding and Climate Change.
In Year 9, students will study Plate Tectonics, Extreme Weather and Ecosystems.
The students begin their GCSE studies in Year 9.
Key Stage 4 students study The challenge of natural hazards, the living world and physical landscapes of the UK. Urban Issues and challenges, the changing economic world, the challenge of resource management and issue evaluation and fieldwork.