- Mrs Langston-Jones (Head of Humanities)
- Mrs Bott (Assistant Head of Humanities)
- Miss Bull (History/RE/Humanities teacher with responsibly for RE)
- Mr Fuller (Geography/RE/Humanities teacher)
- Mr Paulauskas (History/Geography/Humanities teacher)
- Mrs Sexty (Sociology teacher)
Aims and Philosophy of the Faculty:
Understanding our history, our place in the world and the nature of our beliefs helps us to better understand our own lives in our multicultural society. Humanities is important because it is about people, about us, about our environment and it helps us to understand how to make our world better for us and for our future generations. It is about all people and the relationship between different communities.
The Humanities Faculty has the following aims:
- Develop a range of transferable skills such as decision making and problem solving.
- Become better independent learners for the future.
- Use an enquiry based approach to learning to stimulate thought.
- Develop students attitudes, values and beliefs which are justified and accepted in multicultural society.
- Gain a better understanding of social, economic, environmental and political issues
- Learn more about the world and the people who have lived on it!
Accommodation and Resources:
The Humanities Faculty can be found mainly in C block. All members of staff have their own teaching room, with an interactive whiteboard. The faculty is well resourced with a range of textbooks and audiovisual and digital resources.
The Humanities faculty is very committed to ‘Learning Outside of the Classroom.’ The following trips and activities took place in 2012-13:
- Year 8 Transition activities with Brewood Middle School and Penkridge Middle School – To aid transition in History and Geography between the middle schools and Wolgarston High.
- Year 9 History Trip to Whittington Barracks and the National Memorial Arboretum -To develop a knowledge and understanding of World War 1 in order to design a memorial and write an extended piece of writing on the importance of remembering World War One.
- Year 9 Diversity Day – To develop the pupils’ knowledge and understanding of diversity in preparation for the GCSE Humanities course and, in particular, the Culture and Beliefs and Prejudice and Persecution units.
- Year 10 First World War Battlefields Trip – To develop a knowledge and understanding of the First World War, with a focus on the Somme and Ypres, in order to produce a controlled assessment on Haig and the First World War.
World War 1 Battlefields
- Year 12 Geography fieldwork trip to Shropshire – To be able to explain how river variables change downstream.
- Year 12/13 Trip to Parliament – To develop the students’ understanding of Parliament to aid their contextual knowledge of politics for the A2 History and Sociology units.
Fieldwork in Shropshire
- Year 13 Trip to Auschwitz with the Holocaust Educational Trust – For sixth formers to gain a knowledge and understanding of the Holocaust and to educate other students about the Jewish genocide.
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For further information contact Mrs Langston-Jones on firstname.lastname@example.org