The Hadlow Rural Community School Humanities Department will strive to deliver a high quality and consistent Humanities curriculum that ensures all students have a compelling learning experience which enables them to achieve their full potential.
Our aim is to achieve outstanding and innovative Humanities teaching to all through team work and collaboration.
The Humanities department will support the school’s specialisms by providing a varied curriculum which will help students to become “life-long learners” and equip them with essential skills for a successful future.
As a Land-based school, we see Geography as central to our studies. The study of Geography stimulates an interest in and a sense of wonder about places. It helps young people make sense of a complex and dynamically changing world. It explains where places are, how places and landscapes are formed, how people and their environment interact, and how a diverse range of economies, societies and environments are interconnected. It builds on pupils’ own experiences to investigate places at all scales, from the personal to the global.
Geographical enquiry encourages questioning, investigation and critical thinking about issues affecting the world and people’s lives, now and in the future. Fieldwork is an essential element of this. Pupils learn to think spatially and use maps, visual images and new technologies, including geographical information systems (GIS), to obtain, present and analyse information. Geography inspires pupils to become global citizens by exploring their own place in the world, their values and their responsibilities to other people, to the environment and to the sustainability of the planet.