Geography and History
At Whitchurch, we want our pupils to be inspired to know more about Britain's past and that of the wider world. It engages pupils in questions about people and events in the past and helps pupils to understand the present and prepare them for the future, as well as understand how the world has evolved over time and how the past impacts our lives today! The programme of study for history states that ‘History helps pupils to understand the complexity of people’s lives, the process of change, the diversity of societies and relationship between different groups, as well as their own identity and the challenges of their time.’ Teaching should also equip pupils to ask perceptive questions, think critically, weigh evidence, sift arguments, and develop perspective and judgement.
A historian needs:
- thorough investigative and research skills
- good communication skills
- an interest in human behavior, culture and society
- an enquiring mind
Geography at Whitchurch is an exciting, enquiry led subject that helps children to understand people better, know about different places and environments worldwide. We teach high-quality lessons that encourage and inspire all pupils to be inquisitive and fascinated about the world that they live in. We want our children to analyse and evaluate their role in the world and develop an understanding that they are the next generation who are responsible for their global future. Our aim is to ensure that this acquired knowledge resonates with them for the rest of their lives.
The fundamental questions we are seeking answers from are:
- where is this place?
- what is it like?
- how and why is it changing?
- how does this place compare with other places? ·
- how and why are places connected?
- what can I do to preserve and protect this place?
Humanities Leader: Mr Feldman