Welcome to the Humanities Faculty. We are a growing and successful faculty teaching History, Geography, Religious Education, Sociology and Leisure and Tourism. The curriculum is delivered throughout the school and to all Key Stages. Our team comprises of a Head of Faculty/Head of Geography, Head of History, Head of Religious Education 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 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. 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 to Box Hill for Geography. In the past we have run enrichment trips to Iceland and are visiting China in the summer of 2014. 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
Mr M Sutton (Acting Head of Faculty)