Humanities

Welcome to the Humanities and Social Sciences Department
Humanities can be described as the study of how people process and document the human experience. Since humans have been able, we have used philosophy, literature, religion, art, music, geography, history, psychology and language to understand and record our world. These modes of expression have become some of the subjects that traditionally fall under the humanities umbrella. Knowledge of these records of human experience gives us the opportunity to feel a sense of connection to those who have come before us, as well as to our contemporaries.

Meet the Humanities and Social Sciences Department
The department team consists of eight members of staff. These are:

NameTitle
Mr F AhmedHead of Humanities and Social Sciences Department
Mrs L SmithAssistant Headteacher
Mrs M MunshiDeputy Head of Humanities and Social Sciences Department
Mr A CookeDeputy Head of Everything Else
Miss J MurrayHead of Pastoral House: Pankhurst
Mr A KyryczHead of Pastoral House: Turing
Mrs J LeeTeacher of Humanities and Social Sciences
Mrs J Van AlderwegenTeacher Assistant

The Humanities and Social Sciences Department aims:

  • All students will have an opportunity to benefit from modern resources and varied teaching strategies to meet a variety of needs and abilities.
  • All students will be given the opportunity to learn and achieve – no child left behind.
  • Independent learning and initiative will be actively encouraged in promoting high standards.
  • Students’ efforts will be rewarded and their extra curricular interests encouraged.
  • Those who teach/assist within the Department will set high expectations of student behaviour and standard of work.
  • Wherever possible, teachers will encourage spiritual, moral, social and cultural development, through the Humanities curriculum or by other means.
  • Wherever possible, teachers will nurture an understanding of Internationalism in the context of local, national and international themes, through the Humanities curriculum or by other means.
  • All students will develop critical life skills to prepare for further academic study and/or employment.