Humanities is a faculty that strives for success. We offer an exciting, demanding and highly rewarding environment in which to work. We are a professional, hardworking team but also pride ourselves on being friendly and supportive. The Humanities faculty at Moreton is made up of a combination of the Geography, History, Religious Studies and Leisure and Tourism subjects. The faculty is a good mix of experienced and more recently qualified staff who work effectively together.
At KS3, Geography, History and Religious Studies are taught in ability set groups. All subjects offer well planned courses following the National Curriculum guidelines and in the case of Religious Studies, the Wolverhampton Agreed Syllabus. Although as a faculty we recognize the importance of maintaining the integrity of our separate subjects we work very closely together in a number of areas including assessment, curriculum content and extracurricular activities.
We have secured an international link with a Russian school, Chasha, which we have been able to communicate and share experiences using a variety of methods which have included Skype, email and project work. Students from Russia have now visited Moreton and we are looking into visiting them. As a faculty we see the value in educational visits for our student’s development. We have been involved in the Lessons from Auschwitz project for two years, giving 2 post 16 students the opportunity to not only visit Auschwitz, Poland for one day but also the opportunity for students to meet a holocaust survivor and then subsequently share their experiences with other students in the school and become ambassadors for the LFA project. Humanities run a number of extracurricular opportunities for students. In geography we ran an Eco Club resulting in achieving Bronze EcoSchools award.
Humanities was heavily involved in Holocaust Memorial Day and promoted awareness of this day with a number of whole school activities, these included, a washing line project, poetry competition and petition. All of the items produced from this day were sent to the Holocaust Memorial Trust. Where possible Humanities leads the way with its display communication with students regarding whole school initiatives such as SMSC and cross curricular links.
Humanities is very proud of the quality and interactivity of their displays which were commented in the RE subject Ofsted inspection 2008 as ‘working walls’. We regularly endeavor to ensure that students appreciate the wider implications of our subjects, for example conservation and geography. At KS4 Geography, History and Leisure are offered at GCSE level. Religious Studies is run in line with statutory requirements with all students taking a short course GCSE. Our subjects are taught in specialist teaching rooms. The faculty has 5 classrooms all with interactive whiteboards. We are very well equipped in terms of texts, teaching resources and specialist equipment. ICT is integrated into teaching wherever possible
Humanities Teaching Staff
Miss L. Bruce – History Subject Leader
Miss L. Kibble – History Teacher
Mr T. Walker – History Teacher
Miss J. Taylor – Geography Subject Leader
Miss L. Mackey – Geography Teacher
Mrs. R. Antwi – RE Subject Leader