Curriculum Intent

The Humanities curriculum consists of the subject areas of Geography, History and Religious Education. Department teaching staff have specialism’s and interests in their own subject areas and have experience in supporting curriculum delivery in other areas of school. PSE, SMSC and Citizenship are branches of Humanities that are embedded within the wider school curriculum and delivered by Humanities and non-Humanities staff.
Humanities staffs have high professional standards and rich knowledge and understanding of their subjects. All Humanities staff teach with dedication, enthusiasm and a real desire to better themselves, both as individuals and as a team.
● Geography pupils study people, places and environments – at a range of scales. Pupils
develop a curiosity about the world around them and make links with people and places in the wider world. They know that their actions have local and global consequences.
● History pupils learn about significant people and events and how they have helped shape the world. They draw inspiration from important figures and learn about the wider significance of past events.
● RE pupils learn about major world religions and religious figures. Pupils celebrate religious identify within an environment of respect and tolerance.
● PSE lessons teach pupils about their rights and responsibilities to help them make informed choices.
SMSC and citizenship education both direct and subtle help forge pupils who are equipped to play a vital and inclusive role within society.


Curriculum Team

Curriculum Leader: Mr Ali (Teacher of Geography) | Leads KS3 / KS4 / KS5

Assistant Curriculum Leader: Mr S Haydar | Teacher of History

Subject Teacher:  Mrs R Hesketh | Geography

Subject Teacher: Mr C Reynolds | Geography

Subject Teacher: Mrs C Strachan | History

Subject Teacher: Mr L Gaffey | History

For further information or to discuss any subject within the department, at any key stage, get in touch via email:

Useful Links

AQA GCSE Geography

AQA GCSE History

AQA A-level Geography

AQA A level History

Click here for Humanities Revision Information and Links

Careers / Future Options

There are a massive range of future study and careers options available following study of these subjects.

Geography and History are available to study at A Level in our Sixth Form, ‘ag6’.

The learning and skills developed in KS5 lessons support further studying these subjects at university.

If you enjoy Geography and History as subjects you may want to consider the following career paths:

  • Academic researcher
  • Archivist
  • Astronomer
  • Cartographer
  • Environmental consultant
  • Geographical information systems officer
  • Heritage manager
  • Historic buildings inspector/conservation officer
  • International aid/development worker
  • Landscape architect
  • Museum/gallery curator
  • Nature conservation officer
  • Planning and development surveyor
  • Secondary school teacher
  • Sustainability consultant
  • Tourism officer
  • Town planner
  • Transport planner
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