Humanities

Humanities is the study of actions and consequences as well as the world we live in. Understanding the forces which effect our world will help your son or daughter to be a responsible member of society

The Humanities department consists of a team of dedicated specialist History and Geography teachers. Pupils are placed in sets according to their ability, with flexibility to move sets according to progress made, with regular reviews of settings taking place throughout the year. All pupils are assessed each half term and each year has a formal exam. Homework is set once a week for all years. In the Humanities department we pride ourselves on providing pupils with a range of active fieldwork and extra curricular learning opportunities to help support learning across both Key Stages.

During Key Stage 3 all pupils study both History and Geography. Topics taught are selected to engage pupils and inspire them with a passion for the Humanities. In Geography, topics taught include Weather and Climate and Map Skills, whilst in History, pupils develop their Source Skills in an introduction to History module followed by units on the Battle of Hastings, Medieval Realms and the Tudors. In Year 7 there is a focus on developing subject specific skills to enable a cohesive transition to Year 8.

In Year 8 History lessons your child will be fired with curiosity and imagination as they consider the dilemmas, choices and beliefs of people in the past. Your child will develop a sense of their own identity through an understanding of History at local, national and international levels. It will help them ask and answer questions of the present by engaging with the past. Topics in Year 8 include The Slave Trade and the Industrial Revolution. Whilst in Geography lessons your child will develop their interest in places, people, and the environment and will help them make sense of a complex and changing world. It will help them understand where places are, how landscapes are formed, how people and their environment interact and how a diverse range of economies, societies and environments are interconnected. Topics include tourism, population and energy. 

Contact emails and numbers:

k.canavan@humphreyperkins.leics.sch.uk

Ext. 235

r.cole@humphreyperkins.leics.sch.uk

Ext. 264

a.brough@humphreyperkins.leics.sch.uk

Ext. 232

n.adams@humphreyperkins.leics.sch.uk

Ext. 237