Humanities Faculty

A Birchwood Geographer understands the interconnectedness of humans and the environment. They are equipped with the skills to tackle the world’s future problems.

“Those who fail to learn from History are condemned to repeat it”.  Birchwood Historians understand the past so they can better create their own futures

Birchwood Religious Studies students understand religious and non-religious world views and how they impact on the lives of believers and non-believers. They are equipped to challenge the stereotypes and misconceptions often portrayed in the media and they are able to evaluate arguments in order to reach a justified conclusion.



To contact a member of this Faculty, click their staff initials to open a new e-mail

HWG Miss H Waring Head of Faculty
AFN Mrs A Franklin Geography
EJS Mr E Jankovskis History
IDR Miss I Diver Geography
JGH Mrs J Goldsmith Geography
LCY Miss L Crossley Geography
MSR Mr M Sabur History
SFY Mrs S Feather Levey Politics / History
TMD Mrs T Mumford History
WMO Mr W Morton Head of History

Curriculum Maps

High School

A-level; OCR

A-level; OCR

Philosophy & Ethics (RS)
A-level; EDUQAS

Extra-Curricular Activities

Extra-Curricular Activities will be available shortly.



After school


Subject Support


All Years

History drop-in (WMO)

All Historians welcome to do revision or catch up work or general help with home-learning

In B21 on Mondays, 13.30-13.55

Years 7-11

Geography drop-in (AFN)

All welcome to do revision or catch up work or general help with home-learning.

In B10 on Thursdays, 13.30-13.55pm

After school

All Years

Humanities Film Club (HWG)

In B22 on Mondays, 15.30-16.30

Year 11

History Revision (MSR)

In B7 on Tuesdays, 15.30-16.30 (subject to meetings)

History Revision (SFY)

In B15 on Tuesdays, 15.30-16.30 (subject to meetings)



Aldeburgh and Southwold

A group of Birchwood’s A Level Geography students recently embarked on a 4-day excursion, two days devoted to the physical side of geography in Aldeburgh and Southwold and the other two days were to focus on the human aspects in the city of Cambridge. This trip is part of the A Level course and was for us to further explore and develop our primary data collection methods. This would then in turn aid us with our independent investigation, which counts as 20% towards our final grade.


Remembrance Rocks

As we commemorate the 100 year anniversary of WW1 the school wanted to remember each of the individual Stortfordian soldiers who died and we set ourselves the target of painting poppies on rocks together with the names of the 208 Stortfordians who are remembered on the town’s war memorial.

The idea was inspired by a combination of the ‘Shrouds of The Somme’ project and also the ‘Stansted Stones’ idea you may have seen on Facebook. We accidentally missed the end of WWI and went into WWII so rather than leaving the project unfinished we have created remembrance rocks for the remainder of the town’s fallen, as commemorated on the town’s war memorial.

Special thanks to Mr Morton for making this possible.