‘A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots.’ Marcus Garvey
Article 13 (freedom of expression) Every child must be free to express their thoughts and opinions and to access all kinds of information, as long as it is within the law.
‘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.
History uses the past to build comprehension of British values and worldwide identities to better perceive current world affairs and events.
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Fort Purbrook challenge day – archery, obstacle course, initiative tests, fire making
Queen Elizabeth Country Park – orienteering, bush craft, den building
D-Day museum and Southsea castle
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard
Southsea Common – Beach games and arcades
Year 10 Flash Card Monday
Year 11 Intervention bi-weekly revision and exam skills
Ancient History Club
Groundlings theatre (TBC)
Portchester castle (TBC)
Higher Ability students trip (TBC)
Autumn Term = 850 years ago Murder of Thomas Beckett drama competition
Spring Term = Black History month competition
Summer Term = Local History competition