Why study Humanities?

Humanities is a term that includes the study of a range of subjects including history, religion and philosophy, modern and ancient literature, and geography. Other subjects such as performing arts, fine art, languages and law can also be linked to the humanities.

At Allerton Grange, you have the option to study A levels in Classical Civilisation, Geography, History and Religion, Philosophy and Ethics.

These are academically challenging subjects which give you the opportunity to explore the past and the world around them. You will be introduced to new concepts, differing viewpoints and source material and will use your skills to draw your own conclusions.

Studying one or more these subjects will give you a strong academic grounding and transferable skills to progress to further study at university or to start your career.

What careers are Humanities useful for?

A qualification in a humanities subject is excellent preparation for a range of university courses and professions. History, law and journalism are common pathways for historians and a rich understanding of the past can add crucial context to the study of drama, music, art or literature. Studying Religion, Philosophy and Ethics helps you to keep an open mind and not accept things at face value, and also links to history, literature and film.

A qualification in Classical Civilisation is excellent preparation for a range of university courses including History, Law, English Literature or even Classics! Classics is a highly rated subject and the wide range of skills you develop are desirable to top universities and employers. Classicists go on to become journalists, doctors, solicitors, barristers, amongst other things. Famous classicists include authors J.K Rowling, actor Tom Hiddleston and Coldplay front man, Chris Martin.

Geography students often go on to study subjects such as geology, ecology, environmental science and urban planning at university, developing rich and varied skills. Jobs directly related to Geography include Cartographer, Commercial/residential surveyor, Environmental consultant, Meteorologist, Geographical information systems officer, Planning and development surveyor, Secondary school teacher/ college or university lecturer, Town planner, International aid/development worker, Landscape architect, Logistics and distribution manager, Market researcher, Nature conservation officer, Sustainability consultant, Tourism officer, Transport planner.

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