From start to finish

Our all-through school ensures that pupils of all ages can benefit from specialist teaching, resources and facilities from Day 1.

From start to finish

Our all-through school ensures that pupils of all ages can benefit from specialist teaching, resources and facilities from Day 1.


Curriculum Overview:

The Humanities curriculum aims immerses students in the awe and wonder of the diverse world around us, using its local grounding to develop a greater understanding. Students are given the opportunity to develop their questioning to become successful critical thinkers. The humanities curriculum will give students the opportunities to become the historians, geographers, and philosophers of the future. They will cultivate a love of the subjects that will take them beyond GCSE.

Key Skills and Dispositions:

Questioning: Students will be able to question what they are learning and will embed their learning deeper, whilst opening opportunities to adapt learning and discuss their reasons for doing so. Our children and young people will be able to question what they come across in the modern world, whether it is what they read online, in a paper or are told by their peers. Leading to analytical thinking patterns being embedded.

Understanding of the wider world: Children and young people will develop empathy along with their knowledge of people in the past and their cultures/ religions/ beliefs and why their actions matter. They will develop an understanding of the world around them, past, present, and potential future impacts and create links between work and topics, making connections between local history/geography into the wider world. They will be able to assess the significance of events. Children and young people will develop an understanding of cause, effect, and response. They will understand the wider world and be more empathetic towards the people they encounter, understanding cultural, economic, social and religious diversity. This will enable them to show reasoned opinions and balanced judgements.

Key Themes:

  • Cultural, sociological and spiritual importance of the six main world religions.
  • Ethical and moral questions.
  • The existence of a higher power.
  • Locational knowledge and our place in that.
  • Natural Hazards.
  • The creation of landforms and physical features.
  • The impact of humans on the world around us.
  • Fieldwork enquiries.
  • The beginnings of Britain as we know it.
  • The building of an empire.
  • The impact of colonialism; here and abroad.
  • Diverse and inclusive stories.

Key Stage 3 and 4 Overview:

 In Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4 the curriculum has been strongly rooted in diversity and representation. We have broadened what we study to represent Bristol and promote inclusivity at every level. Students can expect to learn about the impacts of how we live on the indigenous tribes of Brazil, the Black Tudors, the medieval Islamic world, the Abrahamic religions, the Dharmic religions, the Bristol Bus Boycott, the Stonewall riots, the importance of justice and the impact of conflict. This is just the tip of the iceberg.  We teach in an interleaved way to promote long term memory and recall. At KS4 our students can choose history, geography, and religious education GCSE, where their previous skills learnt and refined through EYFS to KS3 are built upon to ensure they achieve to their full potential and to continue their studies of the humanities beyond Bridge Learning Campus.