The Humanities Faculty is a forward thinking and progressive department. We are a popular faculty and this is demonstrated by the popularity of our GCSE and A Level courses in recent years.
The faculty works closely together and prides itself on the positive atmosphere. The team is committed, supportive and friendly, working to build schemes of work, developing faculty structures and reviewing collective achievements and targets.
In Years 7 and 8, students are taught Humanities in mixed ability classes. Geography, History and Religious Education are taught mainly in separate units. The units have been produced by the Humanities staff, are continually being updated, and include regular Core Assessments. GCSEs are available in Geography and History both as part of the EBacc and as option subjects. At AS and A2 we offer Geography, History, and Philosophy as optional subjects.
The faculty runs many trips and aims to have at least one per year group. For History, Year 7 travel to St Albans to aid their Medieval education, Year 8 travel to Hatfield House for their study of the Tudors, Year 9 to Belgium for a WWI trip to the battlefields and Year 10 are offered a four day stay in Berlin to aid their study of the Cold War and Nazi Germany at GCSE.
Geography for Year 7 complete local map treasure hunt developing their key skills. Year 9 have the opportunity to complete urbanization field-studies of the local area. As part of the GCSE course for KS4 there is two exciting field studies trips, one physical trip to the River Tilling Bourne in Surrey and a human trip comparing the city of London to urban areas in Hertfordshire.