Following its success as a Technology College, Henry Beaufort School was awarded the status of a Humanities College in 2007. This special designation recognises the school’s aim to encourage students to examine their own values and attitudes as individuals in a post-industrial, global and interdependent society. The school plays a key role in educating students of human values and different value systems, promoting an understanding and appreciation of the richness and diverse range of cultures represented in Britain today.
As part of this designation, Henry Beaufort School was granted the opportunity to create a state-of-the-art Media Suite. This room, dedicated to video and sound production, was refurbished and redecorated specifically for this purpose and serves as a creative work environment for the Media courses and as a shared curricular resource.
With all classrooms equipped with interactive whiteboards and projectors, one full ICT suite of thirty and a separate mini-suite of eight computer workstations, Berlin offers students all the resources needed to research and investigate Humanities and its subsidiary subjects.
In Geography, students study the complex physical and human systems and processes, studying how these forces interact and affect each other in different places all around our world.
Scale is important and the students study issues from the local to the global scale in each topic. Various themes are studied in Y7 to Y9 that cover physical and human elements. These range from ecosystems and glaciation to industry and development. Their skills are developed during this time with map work, data handling.
SMSC in Geography
SMSC is integrated within Geography. The theme of ‘sustainability’ runs throughout Geography from Y7 to Y11. This ensures that students receive the consistent theme of development in a way that is socially inclusive, ethical and considerate of their role as a global citizen.