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.
By investigating and analysing past events from a range of eras, History allows students a greater understanding of humanity and the social and cultural differences of days gone by, inspiring comparisons with that of today. Chronology is a core aspect of the KS3 curriculum and students study history relating to Britain from the Anglo-Saxon period through to the late 20th Century.
SMSC in History
SMSC is integrated within History. For example, History considers the humanitarian issues raised through current past events, such as the Holocaust.