Welcome to the Humanities Faculty. We are a growing and successful faculty teaching History, Geography, Religion & Philosophy and Sociology. The curriculum is delivered throughout the school and to all Key Stages. Our team comprises of a Head of Faculty, Head of Geography, Heads of History (KS5 and Foundation/KS4), Head of Religion & Philosophy and Head of Sociology who are ably supported by Curriculum Support staff in a team of twenty-three teachers. The faculty has a strong track record in supporting PGCE and GTP students in successfully completing teacher training as well as providing pre-PGCE placements for prospective teachers.
The number of students choosing History and Geography at KS4 has been consistently high for a number of years and we expect this to continue. All students complete the Religious Studies GCSE course and are examined externally in May of Year 10. A-Level numbers have been growing year on year in all subjects, which is evidence of the success of our students and testament to the hard work of all teaching staff in the faculty. Many students continue with Humanities subjects at university, with a number applying to Oxford and Cambridge.
The Foundation Level curriculum (Y7 and 8) is now well connected to KS4 learning and will be assessed on a new scale from 1-9. Year 9s will start the GCSE course and build upon the skills and knowledge that they have acquired from the Foundation Level.
The aim for the faculty over the next year is to build on the already high quality of teaching and learning. There will be a particular focus on high quality feedback for students and allowing the students to improve their work. Numeracy and literacy are thoroughly embedded throughout all four subjects.
The Humanities Faculty is a successful and forward-thinking one. In KS3 and KS4 students are taught History, Geography and Religion & Philosophy. Whilst at KS5 students can also opt to study Sociology, Law and Psychology.
The Heads of Department are as follows:
Head of History: Mr T Stewart
Head/s of Geography: Mr T Hutchinson and Miss R Teale (maternity cover)
Head of Religion & Philosophy: Miss S Jones
Head of Sociology: Mr B Garner
Head of Law: Ms W Suleyman
Head of Psychology: Mr M Simon