Humanities

Just when you thought young people were more than capable of holding their own in arguments, there is now an approach at Gad’s Hill School that will make them experts!

Parents beware: sons and daughters are now quick to spot the flaws in your arguments and dismiss your facts as mere opinions.

But ‘thinking skills’ is more than just equipping young people with the skills to handle the unreasonable demands of nagging parents. It provides students with a set of important academic tools that can particularly be applied to the study of Geography, History and Religious Education.

We provide as much room for individual thought in the study of Humanities to give pupils a deeper understanding of the world they live in and opening their eyes to the wonders of the natural world.

At Gad’s Hill School we aim to teach pupils the methods to distinguish facts from opinions, how to weigh up the strength of somebody else’s case, to recognise other people’s assumptions and to get them to respect each other’s viewpoint.

As well as learning facts and topics, we encourage our pupils to learning how to think, reason and write in a coherent and logical way.