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Humanities integrates learning that is synthesised across traditional subject areas (History, Geography, Science etc.) and learning experiences that are designed to be mutually reinforcing. As a structure for integrating content areas, learning around a theme makes sense to children as it helps them to make connections, transfer knowledge and apply it. The humanities curriculum includes:

  • Experiences to develop children’s attitudes, skills, and knowledge and to help them make connections across the curriculum
  • Activities that provide for a range of abilities
  • Activities that are both teacher-initiated and directed and child-initiated and directed
  • Whole class, small group, and individual experiences
  • Opportunities for critical and creative thinking
  • Teacher, peer, and self-assessment
  • Opportunities to experience learning as a meaningful whole

We follow the AQA unit award scheme, in particular the Humanities units that link to the KS3 national curriculum

The AQA unit award scheme has been offered as a recording of achievement scheme for over 30 years.  It is a tried and tested means by which learners, no matter what their age or ability, can have their achievement formally recognised.

UAS can help learners with progression to

  • further study
  • training
  • employment
  • independent living
  • more active involvement in society.

UAS is shown to motivate, encourage, engage, support and raise self-esteem and can reward achievement which might otherwise go unrecognised.

Get in Touch

Head Teacher Rebecca Smith

Ethos College

Knowles Hill Road
Dewsbury Moor
West Yorkshire
WF13 4QS

Telephone01924 469170


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