The Department at Adelaide Heath Academy comprises of the following subjects; Geography, History, Life Skills and Forest Schools.
As a department we aim to equip pupils with the knowledge, skills and understanding to enable our young people to play an active role in the community and prepare them for the world of work.
We strive to provide pupils not only with academic excellence but also a range of life experiences.
All subjects are taught throughout KS2/3 and 4. where a broad and balanced curriculum allows pupils to learn about the world in which they live.
The majority of Humanities is taught through Target Lessons (Technology, Art, Re, Geography and history, Engineering) with a themed approach.
Life Skills continues into KS4 where the focus is on preparing students for the next step in their chosen journey, whether to college, work or an apprenticeship.
GCSE Geography is offered at KS4 to pupils who express a desire to continue learning the subject.
Accreditation in the Humanities Department consists of:
Key Stage 4:
- AQA Level 1/2 Preparation for Working Life
- WJEC Independent Living Entry Pathways
- GCSE Geography
Target Long Term Planning
Forest School is a successful area of the Humanities Department; pupils go off-site, visit a local woodland and experience the philosophy of a Forest School. We believe that the philosophy of a Forest School allows and encourages children to be at the heart of their own learning through positive outdoor experiences.
Building relationships, taking ownership, developing personal boundaries and decision-making are key elements within our department and by introducing the key components of Forest School we encourage and inspire our students to succeed.
If children have the freedom to discover and explore, are motivated and enjoy their environment, then self-confidence, self-worth and independence develop naturally.