Humanities is one of two specialisms within Blessed Trinity Roman Catholic College and the department has a central role within the school. This status has provided a focus and has enabled the department to develop our teaching and learning approaches, classroom facilities and resources. Our KS3 pupils are taught in groups of similar abilities and mixed ability at KS4. The department is made up of History, Geography and Sociology and consists of 9 members of staff.
At KS3 pupils follow a broad and balanced curriculum in History and Geography, in line with the New National Curriculum. We aim to develop pupil interest in the subjects through the use of varied and exciting teaching and learning methods, thus promoting independent learning to develop transferable skills for post KS4. Attributes which are highly respected by colleges, universities and employers. Homework is set on a regular basis to supplement and consolidate pupil progress.
At KS4 the Humanities department offers GCSE level History (AQA Modern World Syllabus B), Geography (AQA Syllabus A) and Sociology (AQA). As History and Geography are an integral part of the English Baccalaureate the uptake at KS4 is thriving. In addition many other pupils choose to take the subjects as part of their options at the end of KS3.
As a department we have high standards and expectations of all pupils and seek to promote a calm working environment which is mutually conducive to progress.
Achievement within the Humanities subjects at Blessed Trinity is high. At both KS3 and GCSE, results are improving each year and are above the national average, comparing favourably with those in similar high achieving schools. The department is committed to maintain this positive trend driven by a progressive team which is both dedicated and highly motivated to take the subjects forward.
The department recognises the value of extra-curricular activities and as such offers a wide range of opportunities, including visits to places such as Berlin, Paris, Iceland and London.
The Humanities Team:
Mr B Heath (Teacher of Humanities)
Mrs E Makinson (Teacher of Humanities)
Mrs A Mawson (Curriculum Leader Humanities)
Mrs D Montrose (Progress Leader Year 11 and Teacher of Humanities)
Mrs C Dobson (Progress Leader Year 9 and Teacher of Humanities)
Mrs M Rodgers (Teacher of Humanities)
Mr P Thompson (Deputy Head Teacher and Teacher of Humanities)
Miss C Vose (Assistant Curriculum Leader Humanities)
Miss A Costello (Teacher of Humanities)
2016 Exam Results: History A*-C 71% Geography A*-C 77% Sociology A*-C 77%