Welcome to the Humanities Faculty. We are a growing and successful faculty teaching History, Geography, Religious Education, Sociology, Travel and Tourism, Citizenship and Personal Social Development. The curriculum is delivered throughout the school and to all Key Stages. Our team comprises of a Head of Faculty/Head of History, Head of Geography, Head of Religious Education/Citizenship and Head of Sociology/PSD who are ably supported by four Curriculum Support 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 with the inclusion of both subjects in the English Baccalaureate. Similarly, although the majority of students undertake a short course in Religious Education GCSE, the numbers opting for the full course have been steadily rising for the last three years. In addition we have recently widened our GCSE offer to include a short course in Sociology. A Level numbers have also 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.
In addition to our taught curriculum, we also offer a range of extra-curricular activities in all subjects. Residential trips currently run to Belgium for History and the Berwyn Mountains for Geography. Each department in the faculty also runs a range of day trips and on-site enrichment activities.
The aim for the faculty over the next few years is to build on the already high quality of teaching and learning. There will be a particular focus on developing the ICT resources used in class and available for independent study on the VLE.
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Mr A Johnson (Head of Faculty)