The Humanities curriculum at Fairfield High School for Girls is designed to inspire and equip our pupils with the knowledge, skills and understanding that allow them to compete in the global community.
History – History at Fairfield is a thought provoking subject resulting in a deeper understanding of contemporary society, a respect for social, cultural, ethnic and religious diversity, skills to actively participate in our complex and plural society and a fascination and enjoyment for learning creatively about the past which will inspire them beyond Year 11.
Geography – The Geography Curriculum inspires in pupils a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people that will remain with them for the rest of their lives. It equips pupils with knowledge about diverse places and people and natural and human environments, together with a deep understanding of the Earth’s key physical and human processes.
Religious Studies – Religious Studies explores issues of faith and belief (both religious and non-religious) and encourages respect for the cultural and life experiences of others. It allows pupils to examine their own beliefs by asking questions about the meaning and purpose of life, issues of right and wrong, and what it means to be human. Religious Studies also helps pupils to challenge prejudice and to operate as citizens in a diverse society.
Life Skills – Life Skills education helps pupils to develop the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to thrive as individuals, family members and members of society. From making responsible decisions about alcohol, online technology, relationships, community issues to succeeding in their first job. Life Skills education helps pupils to manage many of the most critical opportunities, challenges and responsibilities they will face growing up.