Humanities Faculty

The Humanities faculty at Birchwood is a multi-disciplinary faculty which teaches Geography, History and Religious Studies to all year groups. Each subject has an exciting key stage 3 curriculum and offers a GCSE and A Level for those who choose to take them. The teachers in our faculty are passionate about Humanities and hope to inspire students to be passionate too.

Geography

Staff

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

IDR Miss I Diver Head of Geography
SFY Mrs S Feather Levey History
AFN Mrs A Franklin Geography
DDS Mr D Dennis Humanities
JGH Mrs J Goldsmith Geography
THS Miss T Harris History
CHR Mr C Heydinger Geography/Head of Year 8
WMO Mr W Morton Head of History
MPS Mr M Phillips Religious Studies
LRN Miss L Robinson Geography
MSR Mr M Sabur History
HWG Miss H Waring Head of RS

Courses

High School

At Key Stage 3:

Geography

History

Religious Studies

At Key Stage 4:

Geography
GCSE; OCR B

History
GCSE; OCR

Religious Studies
GCSE; EDUQAS

High School

Geography
A-level; OCR

History
A-level; OCR

Philosophy & Ethics (RS)
A-level; EDUQAS

Extra-Curricular Activities

Lunchtimes

TBC

After school

TBC

Subject Support

Lunchtimes

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)

News

Pebbles

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.