Human and Social
The teaching of Humanities is the essential aspect of the development of the whole child. It helps them to understand themselves and others in relation to place, time, belief, identify and culture to become empathetic, thoughtful and critical citizens.
A high-quality history education will help pupils gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world. It should inspire curiosity to find out more about the past and to ask perceptive questions, think critically and develop perspective and judgement. History helps pupils to understand people’s lives, the process of change and the diversity of societies and relationships between different groups of people.
Text Harley hatching his invasion plans (part of our history lesson on the origins of World War 1).
A high-quality geography education should inspire in pupils a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people. It should equip pupils with knowledge about diverse places, people, resources and natural and human environments, together with a deep understanding of the Earth’s key physical and human processes. As pupils progress, their growing knowledge about the world should help them to deepen their understanding of the interaction between physical and human processes, and of the formation and use of landscapes and environments. Geographical knowledge, understanding and skills provide the framework and approaches that explain how the Earth’s features at different scales are shaped, interconnected and change over time.
The national requirements for Religious Education are set out in the 1944, 1988 Education Acts and section 375(3) of the 1996 Education Act.
“Every Agreed Syllabus shall reflect the fact that the religious traditions in Great Britain are in the main Christian, whilst taking account of the teachings and practices of the other principal religions represented in Great Britain”
Religious Education develops pupils’ knowledge and understanding of religion, religious beliefs, practices, language and traditions and their influence on individuals, communities, societies and cultures. It enables pupils to consider and respond to a range of important questions related to their own spiritual development, the development of values and attitudes and fundamental questions concerning the meaning and purpose of life. Religious Education allows young people to develop an appreciation for other people’s cultures and beliefs.