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Humanities Faculty

In this section, the Humanities department provides an overview of the KS3 and KS4 curriculum and resources to aid revision and support progress.

Department Contacts

Staff Role Email
Mr S Titchmarsh Head of Humanities
Mrs J Maraschin Assistant Curriculum Principal and Teacher of History
Ms I Robinson Head of Business Studies and Child Care
Mr Michael Wiles Head of History and Teacher of Religious Education
Miss R O'Dell Head of PSHE, Teacher of Geography and Citizenship
Mr M Dobbing Senior Vice Principal and Teacher of Geography
Dr P Turner Lead Practitioner of Geography
Ms K Bowen Teacher of History
Mr H Edwards Teacher of History
Miss L Buckley Teacher of Geography
Mrs C Mapletoft Teacher of History
Miss R Stebbings Teacher of History
Miss J Keating Teacher of Religious Education
Mrs P Kenneally-Forrester Teacher of Citizenship and PSHE

Every term, all students complete a minimum of two pieces of work which are marked in detail with teachers explicitly explaining to students their strengths and areas of improvement. One of these pieces of work will be a common assessment. This means that all students complete the same task within the same week of school in quiet working conditions so that we can monitor what they are able to do independently and we use this data to inform our progress reports.


Homework for all year groups is set on ‘Show My Homework’ and is designed to support and develop the learning that is taking place in our classrooms in relation to our Schemes of Learning and to support literacy.  KS3 homework is set on a bi-weekly basis and should take 30 minutes to complete. KS4 and KS5 homework is set on a weekly basis and should take approximately 60 minutes.

Humanities Curriculum

We work very hard to ensure that all members of our students acquire the knowledge and skills required for a successful and fulfilling future. Our curriculum is designed to help students to develop confidence in themselves and their abilities, to feel valued and value others and to appreciate the world at large.

Please see our subject curriculum pages for further details.