"Alone we are smart. Together we are brilliant."

The Humanities Department have high expectations for all young learners at Hollis Academy and we provide an aspirational curriculum, to engage them and to promote progress further. We believe that students learn more effectively, if they are enjoying themselves and therefore we try to make the lessons as fun and interactive as possible. We want students to relish the tasks presented to them in lessons and to feel reassured that they are supported to meet the challenges they face in school.

Key Stage 3

A vast array of topics are taught throughout years 7, 8 and 9, which are designed to improve the learner’s knowledge of the world around them, our history and heritage and an understanding of different cultures and beliefs. Some of the topics taught at Hollis Academy are map reading, landmasses, natural global disasters and what life was like living in different eras. We also focus on topics such as geographical and social history, and past events that have shaped our country and the world as a whole.

We also like to organise educational school trips throughout the year, to coincide with the topic of the curriculum at that time. In recent years, staff and students have participated in many successful trips, which involved: visiting and researching the history of a war ship (the Trincomalee) a day trip to Whitby, analysing the effects of coastal erosion, treasure hunts with a map (Using 4 and 6 figure grid references) at a variety of local venues and many more adventure days out, to establishments such as, Richmond War Museum, Beamish and learners were also given the opportunity to go abroad, to visit the war graves in Belgium with school staff.

A fantastic time was had by all and the learners represented the school and themselves, superbly.

Questions regarding the curriculum for Humanities at Hollis Academy.

Hollis Academy
Saltersgill Avenue

Tel: (01642) 855010


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