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Welcome

The Humanities area of learning seeks to encourage learners to develop their knowledge and understanding about the world around them.   We want our students to become ethical, informed citizens of Wales and the world.  We encourage our learners to engage with the most important issues facing humanity, including sustainability and social change, and help to develop the skills necessary to interpret and articulate the past and the present.

Pupils are taught in their form classes in mixed ability groups.

QEHS is thrilled to receive funding from the British Council as part of the Connecting Classrooms project

Connecting Classrooms Project 2021

QEHS is the lead school in a cluster of 20 schools; 10 in Carmarthenshire and 10 in Lesotho.  Lesotho is a country in Southern Africa; it is a country that is found within the borders of the country of South Africa. We are proud to be linked with Bocheletsana High School in Thaba Tseka.  The schools involved have been working on raising awareness of SDG 13: Climate Action.  At QEHS pupils in 8r helped to create a display in the corridor.  We have also planted a tree in the peace garden in a step towards mitigating climate change.  Did you know: A single mature tree can absorb 48lbs of carbon a year and makes enough clean oxygen for 4 people to breathe fresh air.  This term we will be sharing photos with our partner school to show some of the problems of climate change in our area as well as what can be done in our area to mitigate climate change.  We hope to link up with our partner school online and discuss these photos later this year.  

Walk the Global Walk 2021

Click the button below to see the Walk the Global Walk 2021 video.

Vision and Philosophy

The vision and philosophy of Humanities includes:

  • Encompassing history, geography, religious education, business studies and social studies.
  • An holistic, integrated and interdisciplinary approach.
  • Rigour and specialisation at Progression step 5 prepares learners for further studies.
  • Developing a sense of heritage and place through their cynefin, Wales and as part of the wider world.
  • Encompassing past, present and future, including the role of learners as citizens.

Staff

Curriculum Manager and Classroom Teacher

Mrs B. Thomas

Head of Learning Year 7 and Classroom Teacher

Mrs J. Ostendorf

Head of Learning Year 8 and Classroom Teacher

Mr C. Pattison

Curriculum Manager for RE and Classroom Teacher

Miss R. Davies

Standards Leader Humanities & PSE Co-ordinator

Mrs M. Killingsworth

Curriculum lead for Geography

Miss N. John

Head of Learning Year 10 and Classroom Teacher

Mrs R. Williams

Assistant Head Teacher and Classroom Teacher

Miss B. Jones

Classroom Teacher

Miss G. Thorne

Deputy Head Teacher and Classroom Teacher

Mrs N. Thomas

Assistant Head Teacher and Classroom Teacher

Mrs S. O’Kelly

Assistant Head Teacher and Classroom Teacher

Mrs L. Jones

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