The study of Humanities at Clarendon offers students the chance to examine a wide range of subjects and issues lead by specialist teachers. Working in close cooperation with the English department, our primary focus in Years 7 and 8 'Understanding Our World' lessons is to equip students with strong and transferable literacy skills, aiding their academic development in preparation for GCSE. In years 9, 10 and 11, students can select from a range of specialist subject areas to study at GCSE, including History, Geography and Religious Studies.
How 'Understanding Our World' lessons and GCSE options work
In Years 7 and 8, a combination of English, History, Geography and Beliefs and Values lessons are taught by a range of dedicated specialists through the delivery of 'thematic' modules. Students are challenged to improve and expand their literacy skills and to transfer these skills between English and Humanities lessons. Such rigorous emphasis on transferrable skills has been highly praised at both local and national level.
In years 9, 10 and 11 a team of dedicated and passionate subject specialists deliver a range of courses including History, Geography and Religious Studies GCSE options. At every level, the strong examination results of the Humanities emphasise a dedication to academic rigour. The dynamic nature of the subjects and staff who lead them and the variety of exciting trips offered by the department provide further reason to continue study of a Humanities subject at GCSE.