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Humanities encompasses the study of History, Geography, RE, World Studies and Local Heritage.

Humanities is taught in Key Stage 3 and considers developments in British and World history from the Middle Ages to the present day. The Geography element of Humanities focuses on developing an understanding of where countries and oceans are in relation to the UK and characteristic features of areas such as the African Rainforests, the Polar Regions and China. There is also a focus on local geography and how this has influenced human activity locally over time.

In Key Stage 4 World Studies is offered as an AQA accredited option. This looks in depth at the location, geography, culture and wildlife of selected countries.

In Key Stage 4 and Sixth Form, Local Heritage is offered as an AQA accredited option. This is a practical, hands-on study of Halifax and the Calder Valley, giving students an insight in to the history and culture of the area they live in.

RE considers the beliefs and traditions of the major world religions, with an emphasis on toleration, understanding and citizenship. RE is taught in an integrated approach and through celebration days, rather than as a discrete subject.