The Humanities department consists of Critical Thinking, Geography, History, Culture and Beliefs and Sociology. We have a purpose built block with interactive whiteboards throughout, and a small computer facility.
As a department we expect the highest standards of behaviour and achievement from all students, and our policies reflect this. If homework, organisation or behaviour becomes a concern, parents are quickly contacted to resolve the situation. We have a close-knit team of staff who work hard to raise achievement.
Standards of teaching in the department are good with outstanding features.
Key Stage 3
At KS3 (Years 7 to 9) students are set according to ability. Lessons are taught by specialists in separate lessons of Geography (twice a fortnight), History (twice a fortnight) and Culture and Beliefs (once a fortnight).
Key Stage 4
At KS4 students can opt to study Geography and or History. Students are taught in mixed ability groups. We try to keep class sizes to a maximum of 25, but this is not always possible due to the popularity of Humanities subjects as a GSCE option.