Through a variety of theoretical and practical classroom based activities, pupils are taught the knowledge, understanding and skills needed to gain a comprehensive understanding of our world in a rational and scientific manner. They will acquire a broad range of subject knowledge and draw on disciplines such as maths, IT and DT, Geography and the humanities to understand our physical world and the moral role we have in behaving in an informed way as responsible citizens. Pupils learn how to take risks, become resourceful, questioning, tolerant of other views and ready to defend ideas through cogent argument. The British values of tolerance, reasoned debate and respect for a range of ideas will be promoted throughout the course. They are assessed by regular end of unit tests, oral and written questioning and by tailor made tests for a subtopic, often on a home-learning activity. The subject will be taught by Ms Shuttleworth and Mr Thorpe.