Our humanities curriculum


The history curriculum aims to inspire students to become well rounded and passionate historians who think critically about the world they live in.

To effectively interact with the modern world an understanding of student’s own history, and that of those around them is essential. In their study of history, they will consider a range of perspectives and develop the ability to think critically, make balanced arguments and form sustained judgements.

They will develop an understanding of how historical events form our sense of identity and place in the world. By studying a range of periods and historical figures, students will become more empathetic and open minded.

Through a knowledge rich curriculum, students will gain an in depth understanding of a range of events and issues throughout history and build their historical literacy and conceptual understanding. This will ensure students can positively encounter and understand the dynamics of the modern world.

Students will learn to ask thoughtful questions and develop independent, analytical thinking and a passion for learning, ensuring they complete their history education as thoughtful, academics. Throughout KS3, there are many opportunities to help build and embed a foundation of knowledge to prepare them for their continued study at GCSE.


The geography curriculum aims to develop students sense of place, space and scale. This will enable students to gain a better appreciation and understanding of the interactions between the physical and human characteristics of our world and to become global citizens and have the cultural literacy to be role models for the future and set a trail for others to emulate. Considering themes such as sustainability, development and climate change in their everyday lives.

Geography offers the opportunity to study a range of topics that investigate the physical processes of our planet, the impact of humans on the natural world and the economic and environmental challenges within the local, national and global context. This gives students the confidence to interact with the wider world, leading to fulfilled and positive life experiences. The curriculum encourages students to ask questions, develop critical thinking skills, and layer a deeper understanding of complex concepts as the course navigates through the curriculum.

Religious studies

The religious studies (RS) curriculum aims to engage, inspire, challenge and encourage students to become more profound thinkers, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to answer challenging questions. The curriculum supports students in being able to make critical and balanced judgements, about ultimate questions around meaning and purpose, through the development of religious literacy in terms of vocabulary and conceptual understanding.

The RS curriculum enables students to ask deep and often searching questions about their own faiths and beliefs, and the beliefs, faiths and opinions of others regarding contemporary moral issues.

The teaching of RS makes links between the beliefs, practices and value systems of a range of faiths and world-views studied accompanied by enquiries into modern day ethical issues. The RS curriculum will help to develop responsibility and respect for all aspects of diversity, whether it be social, cultural and religious, and prepare students well for life in modern Britain.