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Pupils in Years 9 Humanities, which includes aspects of History and Philosophy.

These subjects provide opportunities for pupils to explore their own ideas about a wide range of issues both in the UK and in their own countries. Pupils begin to learn to listen to the views of others and engage in meaningful and respectful discussions; they are encouraged to keep abreast of the news.

The subject incorporates many of the key skills and concepts that pupils will need to succeed in their GCSE courses whilst also considering the knowledge and understanding that all pupils should possess in order to be thoughtful and forward thinking global citizens.

Humanities encourages understanding of how the past has shaped the world that we live in and gives pupils an opportunity to explore the social, political, economic and environmental make-up of a variety of countries and events. We encourage and develop pupils’ questioning, debating and decision making skills.