Year 9 Humanities

In Year 9 students have two lessons per week of Geography and History and one lesson of Religious Studies. Through our subject’s students learn about the past, present and the future. We provide them with the knowledge to make informed decisions about their role in society.  

As a Faculty we aim to ensure that all students have engaging lessons where students will learn by a variety of different means and develop and acquire new skills.  

In order to prepare them for the ‘world of work’ we also aim to encourage students to: 

  • become independent learners and as critical and reflective thinkers with enquiring minds;   

  • develop an awareness of how people of different cultures and societies relate to each other and the world in which we live, now and in the past;   

  • explore ways in which cultural, economic, environmental, historical, moral, political, religious, social, spatial, and spiritual factors interact to shape the world in which we live today;   

  • consider the opportunities and constraints which influence human societies at a range of different levels;   

  • examine issues which affect the nature and quality of human life, including an appreciation of diversity and similarities and differences of attitudes, values and beliefs in society;   

  • develop enquiry, critical thinking and decision-making skills through personal and collaborative investigation of issues that are important, real and relevant to young people and to the world in which they live;   

  • consider the rights and responsibilities they have as individuals and their own contribution to humanity.  



For further information about the KS4 courses, please see the Options booklet on this linked page.

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