A note from Mrs Parmar, Humanities Faculty Lead
In the Humanities faculty, our over-arching aim is to nurture world class learners, who have an intrinsic understanding of the world around them: how humanity has developed over time, our position in the world now and where we are heading in the future. The faculty aims to encourage learners with this vision through the study of the Humanities subjects- geography, history and RE.
Humanities fires learners’ curiosity to ask questions about the wider world in which we live. This not only helps them to make sense of the new knowledge they acquire, but also helps learners to understand the process of change, to see how we arrived ‘here’ and where we may be heading into the future. The unique concepts in Humanities allow learners to construct arguments, analyse evidence and to question human motivation with skill and confidence.
Enjoy discovering the world!
Why do we study Geography?
Geography is the big-picture subject for our times. Geography is a forward looking subject that provides you with the opportunities to question the world around you. It is often seen as a bridge between the sciences and humanities enabling you to gain the necessary understanding and skills for a wide range of future careers.
Geography can be divided into two main branches: Human Geography is a social science that studies how humans interact with the planet. Physical Geography is a branch of Earth science, which looks at the natural elements of the world, including the atmosphere, land and oceans.
Geography provokes and answers questions about the natural and human worlds, using different scales of enquiry to view them from different perspectives. It develops knowledge of places and environments throughout the world, an understanding of maps, and a range of investigative and problem solving skills both inside and outside the classroom.