The humanities faculty is a welcoming, enthusiastic and collaborative team. The team includes four geographers, five historians, three philosophy and ethics teachers, a teaching assistant and two faculty support assistants.
As a team we are passionate about providing students with opportunities to fulfil their potential and fully engage in their learning; student success is at the heart of all that we do.
We believe that an understanding of the humanities subjects is of central importance in enabling students to understand, think critically and positively shape the world around them.
We do not believe there is an ideal ‘identikit’ humanities student, but instead promote a can-do ethos and encourage all students to enjoy and succeed across humanities. We are committed to fostering a positive attitude towards humanities by presenting them as exciting, dynamic and relevant subjects.
What are the goals of the humanities team at Tuxford Academy?
We aim to make learning fun and meaningful. Our goal is to encourage critical, empathetic and imaginative thinking in our students, a combination that will serve them far beyond their school years. We aim to do this by teaching students to:
- acquire a broad range of knowledge and understanding across key themes and an appreciation of the culture and attitudes of societies other than our own
- collect their own data and evaluate critically the significance and utility of a large body of material
- engage directly with questions, presenting independent opinions about them in arguments that are well-written, clearly expressed, coherently organised and effectively supported by relevant evidence
- gain the confidence to undertake self-directed learning, making the most effective use of time and resources, and increasingly defining one's own questions and goals