Humanities at Victoria College Prep includes History, Geography
and Religious Education. We aim to use a creative curriculum when
appropriate which will offer children the opportunity to study
their topics through more cross curricular planning and
activities. It is important to create a more personalised
curriculum incorporating key life skills that could transfer into
life long learning skills. By improving the use of the local area
and increasing out of classroom learning experiences children's
motivation levels and depth of learning will be increased and they
will be offered an element of choice in their learning-both in
content and methods of presentation.
Curriculum Content and Timetabling
Humanities is timetabled for 4 periods per week throughout the
year. Each individual area of Humanities should be equally covered
over the year but each teacher may be flexible with the timetabling
of this. It is recommended to focus on one area per term although
some topics may cover more than one area of Humanities. A
cross-curricular approach is strongly encouraged as this will allow
more in-depth study.
The Jersey Curriculum is followed for the main topics in each
year but each year group is also encouraged to use local and global
events as and when they occur to supplement the subjects.