Humanities (History & Geography)
Our Humanities Department includes History and Geography at both GCSE and A-Level.
‘Historians are regarded as having had an education that trains their minds to assemble, organise and present facts and opinions and this is a very useful quality in many walks of life and careers…history is an excellent preparation for very many other jobs’ The highly respected ‘Which?’ consumer guide, following their ‘Which Subject, Which Career? Book 2002’
“Geography is the key, the crucial accident of birth. A piece of protein could be a snail, a sea lion, or a systems analyst, but it had to start somewhere. This is not science; it is merely metaphor. And the landscape in which the protein "starts" shapes its end as surely as bowls shape water.”
― Annie Dillard, Teaching a Stone to Talk: Expeditions and Encounters
We offer numerous field trips and hands-on projects to make the subjects as engaging as possible for all levels of ability and have dedicated class rooms to each subject.
The department is involved in Impact Days, and many other trips to museums, as well as an annual First and Second World War Battlefields trip that is very popular.
Curriculum Leader – Mr G Anderson.