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Humanities


Humanities is one of the largest and most popular faculties at Sponne, with specialist staff teaching a diverse range of subjects related to the world and people around us . Humanities subjects include: History, Geography, Religious Studies, Travel & Tourism, PSHE, Sociology, Psychology and Health and Social Care. As part of the Year 7 curriculum, students also study Learning-to-Learn in their Humanities lessons.

Humanities can be described as the study of the many ways in which people, from every period of history and from every corner of the globe, process and document the human experience.

Since humans have been able, we have used philosophy, literature, religion, art, music, history and language to understand and record our world. These modes of expression have become the Humanities subjects we teach today. Knowledge of these records of human experience gives us the opportunity to feel a sense of connection to those who have come before us, as well as to our contemporaries.

Humanities students are attractive to many future employers because of their personal transferable skills. Many of the skills that are gained during Humanities lessons are highly sought after in almost every area of employment. In Humanities lessons, students will gain experience of summarising, arguing and debating issues as well as presenting their work in a variety of ways.

The Humanities faculty at Sponne develops independent, enquiring, confident minds, well-prepared to meet any future challenge.