The curriculum in Humanities is a core part of our delivery at Nottingham Free School and is designed to develop students who have an active awareness and interest the world around them, the people that inhabit it and their culture and history. We develop students so that they are able to achieve excellent academic qualifications as well as equip them to live in a diverse community in accordance with Fundamental British values. This includes developing empathy for others, evaluation of their own beliefs and preparing our young people to have open, informed and respectful discussion about the world around them.

In our curriculum we develop student’s cultural capital including essential knowledge, skills and experiences that young people need to be educated citizens, introducing them to the best that has been thought and said and helping to engender an appreciation of human creativity and achievement.

We will also strive to encourage students to opt for our subjects by providing a relevant and exciting curriculum in order to meet the targets set by the government for the Ebacc of 75% by 2022 90% by 2025.

History and Geography follow the National Curriculum for KS3 schemes of work and at KS4 we follow the AQA specification. Philosophy and Ethics has their own schemes of work in line with the SACRE guidelines for year 7 and 8 and follows the AQA schemes of work for GCSE long and short course.

All Humanities subjects are available at GCSE and A Level at The Nottingham Free School. As part of our core curriculum all pupils will take either GCSE Geography or History. As Philosophy and Ethics is a core subject for all 11-18 year olds, all pupils will have the opportunity to study short course in Philosophy and Ethics. Pupils will also be able to opt to take the full GCSE in Philosophy and Ethics if they wish.

A Levels in these subjects will prepare pupils well for a variety of university courses.

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