The humanities department is housed in four specialist rooms. Resources include a wide range of textbooks, maps, DVDs and other source materials, a suite of computers and access to a set of laptops.
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 What is history? Tools for history, local history, The Normans, Black Death, King John – Good or bad? and Romans – What have they done for us?
In Year students study The Tudors – Henry VII and Henry VIII, Dissolution of the Monasteries, Divided England – Civil War and Slavery and Civil Rights.
The in Year 9 students will study Democracy and The Great War and Treaty of Versailles.
The students begin their GCSE studies in Year 9. The course covers the topics students would have studied at this point; Weimar and Nazi Germany, 1918-39
Key Stage 4 students currently study GCSE History Medicine in Britain c1250 – present and The British sector of the Western Front, 1914 – 18: injuries, treatment and trenches. Early Elizabethan England, 1558 – 88 and The American West, c1835 – c1895.