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Humanities GCSE at The City of Liverpool College

Course description

Humanities involves students in an exploration of issues that challenge human societies and extends their understanding of the world around them, in personal, local, national and global contexts. This course focuses on important contemporary issues such as global warming, terrorism, animal rights and abortion among many others.

There is a breadth of study within Humanities, which helps to create a rounded person with an enquiring mind. Humanities blends together elements of other subjects (mainly Citizenship, Geography, History, Religious Studies and Sociology) into a coherent, integrated course.

We will explore Culture & Beliefs asking what are the contrasting and common aspects of culture, looking at the factors that influence our cultures; we’ll also look at Conflict and Cooperation – specifically at the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, the issue of freedoms, human rights and what factors may cause conflicts; we’ll analyse the causes of prejudice and discrimination in our society and within a wider global and historical context exploring the Holocaust. Issue such as the Environment and Global Inequality are a central focus of the Humanities GCSE as is the Family and Socialisation. These themes dovetail perfectly into Sociology and will benefit and complement those students who wish to go on to study sociology at A Level.

Entry requirements

You will need to have 2 Grade C's or a level 1 equivalent qualification in a relevant subject, achieved within the last 5 years All students aged 16-18 without GCSE English and maths at C or above will work towards these qualifications while on their course.

Future opportunities

Level 3 further education e.g. A levels, Access to HE etc

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The City of Liverpool College directly.

Last updated date: 27 September 2016

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    • The College's facility on Clarence Street nestles amongst the City's two famous university campuses - Liverpool John Moores and the University of Liverpool - placing the College at the heart of student life. The College's City6 provision is sited on this campus offering 16-18 year olds the widest choice of A-levels in the City.

      Students have easy access to transport hubs, learning resources and local attractions supporting their development as independent learners.

      City6 prepares students for higher education at the College or university or for routes into employment. Courses for 16-18s in Health and Care and Access to HE courses are also located at this centre.

      All students have access to well-resourced facilities including modern teaching rooms and laboratories kitted out with modern, industry-standard equipment.