Subjects in our Faculty study how people approach and investigate their world, and how this has changed over time. Such enquiries enable us to feel connected to others around the world and to those who lived before us. We are the subjects concerned with making a difference.
At times subjects in our Faculty do not offer straightforward or “right” answers, instead we challenge students to think of creative solutions to the problems we all face. As a result, it’s no surprise that young people who have studied Humanities subjects at Key Stage 4 and beyond are popular with employers considering the personal development of our students and the knowledge we nurture within them. Subjects in our Faculty are directly linked to our students’ future lives in modern Britain, and our curriculum helps address questions of great significance such as:
- What role do students have in a globalised world?
- What rights and responsibilities do we have in modern Britain, and how does this compare to others around the world?
- How has history shaped the culture and beliefs of the United Kingdom?
The School is also proud to be at the heart of the celebrations for the Magna Carta’s 800th anniversary. After the countdown was started at 10 Downing Street with Year 10 Historians in 2014, the History Department has worked with a wide range of partners both locally and nationally to ensure all students understand the significance of this landmark event in history. This has included collaboration with Egham Museum, the Royal Holloway University and The National Archives and our students have represented the School at the House of Lords as well as a number of other events.
At TMCS, the Humanities Faculty is made up of two complementary subjects – Geography and History. Both options are popular with students and have a proud record of academic progress with great outcomes for students. Lessons are innovative, engaging and supportive for students of all abilities. In addition, a rich and varied programme of extra-curricular activities exists for all year groups with popular trips to the Houses of Parliament, Windsor Castle, Brighton, the Imperial War Museum and Rome in Summer 2015.