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Humanities Department

The humanities are traditional subjects which are held in high regard as academic disciplines and are therefore looked upon very favourably by both employers and universities.

For detailed information on specifications refer to the Key Stage 4 or Key Stage 5 prospectus.

The humanities department offers GCSEs in Geography, History and Religious Studies. These subjects develop our knowledge and understanding of human behaviour and its consequences for others and the world we live in. They teach us to appreciate different cultures and beliefs and to understand the world around us. In addition all pupils engage in the content of the short course GCSE in Religious Studies in which pupils will consider the beliefs and practises of two religions, investigate ethical and philosophical issues and gain knowledge and understanding to make their own informed decisions.

The Humanities department offers a range of humanities and social science subjects at GCE A Level. The A Level subjects taught in the department are traditional subjects which are held in high regard as academic disciplines and are, therefore, looked upon very favourably by both employers and universities. All Humanities subjects focus on human behaviour and experience and through studying them you will gain knowledge and understanding of different cultures and beliefs and a better understanding of current world issues. They also develop essential study skills, such as critical and creative thinking, debating and evaluating.

Humanities Intent

In the Humanities faculty we provide a knowledge rich and rigorous academic curriculum underpinned by high expectations which empowers students with an understanding of their sense of place in the world as global citizens. Led by curiosity, students will be a part of a generation ready to make positive change through their critical analysis of global, complex and contemporary issues, processes of change, the journey of humanity and their responsibility for the future of society. Students will develop a deep and rich understanding of identity, diversity and their sense of self enabling them to evaluate and debate challenging enquiries and engage in enrichment opportunities across the breadth of Humanities subjects.

The Team

Kevin Glesinger

Vice Principal

Teacher of Geography

Tessa McLaughlin

Head of Faculty

Carlien Fourie

Teacher of Humanities

Lewis Holdcroft

Head of History and Humanities

Adam Marriott

Teacher of Humanities and BPE/CPD Lead

Amrit Kaur

Teacher of Humanities and Social Sciences

Adelle Northern

Assitant Principal

Teacher of History and Humanities

Natalie Polley

Head of History

Matt Reay

Teacher of Humanities and History                               

Eloise Scarth

Head of Geography

Harry James

Teacher of History and Humanities

Courtney Dedekind

Teacher of Geography and Humanities

Rebecca Waterson

Senior Vice Principal

Teacher of History

Ruth Williams

Teacher of Humanities


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