Oastlers humanities department is steadfast in providing all learners the opportunity and skills necessary to excel in geography, travel and tourism and history. Quality first teaching inspires and stimulates learners to broaden their thinking, understand and question their environment and apply their learning into relatable real world situations. Allowing learns to become independent self-aware citizens.
Learners will be empowered through classroom and experiential learning to make independent judgments on topics, by incorporating elements of the past, present and future of the world around them. A thematic approach enables learners to connect, consolidate and develop knowledge by visualising how events have unfolded and developed over time. Through investigation, questioning and critical thinking, learners are discovering their place in the world, as well as their own values and their responsibilities. Learners begin to understand how the past has impacted upon the world they live in today. Learners will gain the skills of identification, analysis and evaluation through unpicking historical sources through an investigative lens. They are studying questions affecting the biosphere and people’s lives, in the past, today and in the future. Learners will discover where places are, and the different climates and landscapes around the world are formed. Also, learners will gain an insight how the physical and human world interrelate in both positive and negative ways. They are also learning how people are connected and interrelated all around the world, through globalisation, climate change and how we establish a sense of identity and find our place in the world. This will build links between the classroom and the wider community and allow learns to be fully immersed in the subject.
By studying humanities, learners will develop an understanding of their local and wider communities, and how the world will impact upon them, and subsequently how their own actions will affect the wider world. The impact of studying humanities will give learners greater understanding of the physical world in which they live. They will gain an insight into the impact of local, national and world wide historic events and how these events have shaped the society that they live in today. They will be able to apply their knowledge to current events and critically analyse the situation to interpret the outcome for their local community and the society in which they live.