Humanities at King’s Magna

At King’s Magna, Humanities lessons include History and Geography.

Year 6 students learn Humanities as topic work, similar to how it is taught in Chapter House, with written assessments consolidated in their English lessons. In Key Stage 3, students are taught Geography and History as separate lessons.

King's Magna pupils on a geography field trip

Explore Natural England And Historical Sites

Every year, lessons in History and Physical Geography are brought to life on a series of exciting trips e.g. Year 7 have visited Malham on a 10km hike to study the physical landscape at Janet’s Foss, Goredale Scar, and the Limestone Pavement. 
History trips have taken students to Harewood House to learn about the site’s historical links to the slave trade, and to Eden Camp or the Royal Armouries to learn about the Second World War.

King's Magna pupils on a geography field trip

Learn History and Geography as part of Humanities at King’s Magna Middle School.
Exciting School Visitors

Visiting experts and groups such as Historia Normannis, a 12th Century re-enactment group, visit King’s Magna to give students a taste of life in 1100.

Year 7 students learn how to shoot a bow, make shields and watch a 12th century fight – even getting to vote for which fighter they think should win!

Fun Competitions

Many students compete in creative competitions for Geography and History where results and winning artwork are published on our ThriveAtQE Instagram page. Competitions in the past have included 3-D Castle Making, Geography Land Use Models, Geography Development posters and Tudor Portraits.

Be Involved in QE Traditions

Every year, the whole Collegiate gets together for Ghost Night – a Queen Ethelburga’s tradition where College and Faculty students recreate a spooky story about Queen Ethelburga to scare younger students. It's a favourite with students who have been known to recreate Stranger Things or delve into the history of Anne Brontë and other residents who lived at Thorpe Underwood Estate.