Humanities

Teaching and Learning

History, Geography, CEP (Community, Ethics and Philosophy) are taught to all pupils in Key Stage 3; an understanding of these three area gives students an understanding and appreciation of the world around them, and the lessons are delivered using a wide range of activities and approaches to enhance the enjoyment and interest of the students, irrespective of their background or ability.

  • At Key Stage 3 pupils study a broad and balanced curriculum which includes - History Overview , Geography Overview & CEP Overview .
  • At Key Stage 4 pupils prepare for GCSEs - History Overview , Geography Overview & Citizenship Overview.

Teaching and Learning:
History, Geography and RE are taught to all pupils in Key Stage 3; an understanding of these three area gives students an understanding and appreciation of the world around them, and the lessons are delivered using a wide range of activities and approaches to enhance the enjoyment and interest of the students, irrespective of their background or ability. At Key Stage 3 pupils study a broad and balanced curriculum - see attached overview.
At Key Stage 4 pupils prepare for GCSEs, and most study one of the above subjects, with some studying Citizenship in addition - see attached overviews.

Enrichment:
We believe that learning can take place beyond the four walls of a classroom and outside of the constraints of the traditional school day. In the Humanities Faculty there are plenty of opportunities to get involved in Enrichment activities and additional Study Support. We have previously run trips to the WW1 battlefields of Belgium, the Beth Shalom Holocaust Memorial Centre in Nottinghamshire, the Royal Theatre, Warwick castle, the European Parliament, and the British Museum, as well as fieldwork trips to Dovedale and Hunstanton. Furthermore, we have welcomed guests from local religious communities, Holocaust survivors, MEPs, and annually celebrate International Women's Day

Staffing:
The Humanities Faculty is made up of a dedicated and experienced team of 7 full time teachers, and two dedicated TAs. We are an experienced and enthusiastic team, which a desire to help support all of the young people in our care to achieve their very best.

Humanities Faculty

  • Mr M Fairclough
  • Mr D Petrie
  • Miss E Richardson
  • Mrs S Shortland
  • Mrs A Pattison
  • Miss S Moore
  • Mr G Nightingale