At Glenwood School, Humanities is taught from Year 7 through to Year 11.  The guidelines from the National Curriculum forms the basis of how we teach Humanities at Glenwood. 

We ensure a nurturing classroom environment taking into account each individual’s needs and targets. Humanities helps our pupils explore what it is to be human and how people live, think and interact in a diverse society. It also enables pupils to consolidate and link their learning from other subjects:

Mathematics: Co-ordinates, distance, chronology and data handling.

Literacy: Reading, writing and project work.

Science: Climate Change, volcanoes and evolution.

PSHE: Diversity, fairness and sustainability.

Food Tech: Food miles and sustainable packaging.

Throughout Key Stage 3 the emphasis centres on life skills, awareness of the cultural differences within the United Kingdom and local field trips. There is also a strong focus on pupils completing tasks independently and self-assessing. This enables pupils to take ownership and responsibility for their work and progress. The specific topics chosen are to encourage and engage pupils in their local area, British Values and complex moral issues.

At Key Stage 4 pupils study the WJEC Entry Level Pathway qualification and have the opportunity to extend the number of units achieved by choosing Humanities as an option.





Year 7

Geography: Map Skills

History: Human Timeline

RE: Hinduism

Year 8

Geography: Coasts

History: Power to the People

RE: Christianity

Year 9

Geography: Africa and Ghana

History: Stealing Power

RE: Islam

Year 10

Entry Level Prejudice and Discrimination (RE) 

Entry Level Effects of Consumerism (GEO)

Entry Level: Looking at your History (HIS)

Year 11

Entry Level Tourism (RE) 

Entry Level Places of Worship (RE) 

May Finish


Glenwood School


To ensure that pupils of all abilities are equipped with the skills to weigh evidence and think critically about the world in which they live. Therefore, enabling them to be informed and active citizens in a democratic society. In humanities pupils are also able to consolidate skills from other subjects such as Mathematics; co-ordinates, distance, chronology and handling data. Literacy skills such as reading and communication as well as cross curricular links with Science.

Communication and Advocacy Humanities will help our pupils explore what it is to be human and how people live, think and interact in a diverse society. It will enable them to be aware and be respect of other members of our community. Topics such as the Holocaust will enable our pupils to have empathy with cultures they will encounter outside of school.  
Independence and Preparing for Adulthood Within the humanities curriculum, pupils are encouraged to engage with complex and debatable ideas such as child labour. Many of the topics are thought provoking and often lead to pupils questioning the reasons for the way society has evolved. Pupils are given the opportunity to complete fieldwork which has a combination of independent tasks but also teamwork when collecting data. Pupils are also encouraged to self-mark their own work.  
Physical, Social and Emotional Good Health Humanities can help our pupils to understand themselves and their relationship with the world around them. It can also help pupils explore their own identities, values, beliefs and enable them to be interested in those of other peoples. Humanities also challenges stereotypes and allows pupils to become more humane and compassionate individuals.  

Glenwood School – Values in our Curriculum


  • If we disagree with something, we put forward our point of view in a polite way.   
  • Communication with both pupils and staff will be respectful 
  • Respectfully discussing and being open-minded to other cultures beliefs and ways of living 


  • Mutual Respect between pupils and staff. 
  • All pupils are treated with fairness 
  • Making the right choices at all times is important. 


  • We will proudly share our skills and knowledge with the whole class. 
  • We will work as a team when playing games and support each other to be successful. 
  • Team Quizzes and games to consolidate learning 

Everyone valued 

  • We will listen to and value the views of other people in the class. 
  • We accept that everyone learns in different ways and at different times. 
  • We are committed to follow the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs. 


  • School Rewards System is used 
  • We will be happy for our classmates when they have been successful. 
  • We will celebrate the success in the assembly by acknowledging the resilience and hard work we put in the lesson to be successful. 


  • Every students’ opinions and ideas matter during class discussions. 
  • Your teachers will try their best to make sure learning is engaging, motivating and relevant to you. 
  • Understanding and tolerating each other’s needs allows everyone to feel included and valued.   







Where you will see it in my subject

–  If we disagree with something, we put forward our point of view in a polite way
– Communication with both pupils and staff will be respectful
– Respectfully discussing and being open-minded to other cultures beliefs and ways of living