Humanities lessons allow pupils to appreciate a world outside of their own experience, and understand everyday situations. Pupils are given the opportunity to learn about societies that have passed, and of the present. Pupils will learn to make comparisons to past eras and identify patterns of repeated history. They also learn about the world itself, how it has evolved over the thousands of years, how it continues to develop and how man has both created and, will inevitably, destroy our planet. Pupils learn to be sensitive to the beliefs and practices of other people, as well as consider their own morality and place in the community.
We actively promote British Values in our Humanities curriculum through the inclusion of themes such as: the history of democracy in Britain; the rise of the dictators in Europe pre WW2; universal suffrage; the abolition of slavery; the history of crime and punishment in Britain; field trips to the Police Museum (Year 10) where pupils can experience what a British police station and court looks and feels like inside, and promotion of tolerance and respect through learning, debate and challenging negative stereotypes.
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