In the Humanities Department, we see every class, every day. In many schools, a teacher of history, geography or religion may only see a pupil once a week. That does not happen at Michaela. As a consequence, the relationships we forge and the learning we foster are exceptional.
The Humanities curriculum is designed to give our pupils the cultural literacy that is too often only the preserve of those that are privately educated. In history, our pupils learn about the ancient world and the great civilisations that once rose and fell: ancient Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece and Rome. Moving chronologically through time, they develop a secure understanding of British and world history until the present day. This is complemented by their lessons in geography, which take our pupils on a tour of our Earth’s countries, continents and peoples before examining the geographical processes that continue to shape the world we live in. Lastly, in religion, we examine the most famous stories from the Judeo-Christian tradition before encountering the history, evolution and practices of the world’s major faiths. We firmly believe that every child has the right to the best that has been thought and said; we hope to foster a love of learning that stays with our pupils forever.
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Mr Jonathan Porter, Head of Humanities
“In the humanities we consider the breadth and depth of human culture. In history, we look to the past to learn about the great civilisations of human history. What made them rise? And what made them fall? In geography we situate humans in their place: we think about how our environment continues to shape who we are and what we are able to do. In religion we learn about the beliefs and ideas that have shaped, and continue to shape, the world we live in today.”