“You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view…” Atticus Finch, To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee
(Article 14 – freedom of thought, belief and religion) ‘Every child has the right to think and believe what they choose and also to practise their religion, as long as they are not stopping other people from enjoying their rights.’
Vision: We want our students to explore, experience and appreciate the diversity in the world, from the personal to the global and including the past, present and future.
In today’s constantly changing society, it is becoming increasingly important for students to develop a range of skills that are transferable and adaptable in the global marketplace. The curriculum should inspire, challenge and support all learners to prepare them for the world that they live in, a world they will need to engage with and sustain in the future. Humanities offers a continually developing, coherent and aspirational curriculum that builds on students’ experiences and that supports all students in becoming successful, resilient, independent individuals who enjoy learning and make excellent progress. It is our intention to encourage students to become active and responsible citizens, confident and self-motivated learners, aware of personal, local, national and global perspectives. Humanities subjects promote ‘Thinking for Learning’ throughout lessons to support the departments ethos of making students resilient and independent learners. Humanities subjects uphold the schools commitment to the Rights Respecting School Award. Humanities subjects nurture students' abilities in safe and inspirational classrooms. The RRSA values are embedded into Humanities schemes of learning and support students in becoming responsible, happy, healthy and active citizens.
Ethics and Philosophy explores how we derive meaning from existence and understand other world views, using this to develop a student’s moral compass.
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Debate Club (Years 7-9)
Portsmouth Cathedral (Year 10, Summer 2021)
Portsmouth and Southsea Synagogue (Year 8, Summer 2021)
Who inspires you and why? Present a quotation and image from your favourite philosopher, leader or famous person and justify your choice. (Autumn term)