Humanities (for 8s and 9s)

Instead of studying History, Geography and Religious Studies separately, Lower Prep pupils in the 8s and 9s study Humanities, an integrated course that brings the three disciplines together, as one exciting cross-curricular subject.

Pupils study topics which focus on the geography, history, and religion of the Classical World, from Ancient Egypt, Ancient Greece and Hinduism in India in the 8s, to the Romans, Judaism, (with a study of the river Thames) in the 9s. Comparisons and links are made with the modern day.

Taught with creativity and enthusiasm, the approach allows us to explore important topics and to introduce skills relevant in a wider curriculum. Pupils are encouraged to be inquisitive and to develop their own opinions about the past, as well as developing proficiency in areas such as chronology, comprehension and essay writing that develops a basic argument.

Learning is supported with a range of trips and workshops to enhance and develop a pupil's understanding and bring the learning experience to life.


Teachers in charge of Humanities: Jennifer O’Neill (email:, Kathryn Field (

Teachers of Humanities: Jennifer O'Neill, Kathryn Field, Sophia Barker (