- Barry Dunn (Head of Beliefs and Values),
- Lisa Evans (Beliefs and Values teacher),
Faculty Mission Statement/ Aims:
The Humanities faculty aims to develop students’ skills, knowledge and understanding of the World we live in. Through the study of major events both natural and human, world religions and important life skills the faculty aim to produce an effective citizen for the ever changing world we inhabit.
The Humanities faculty have a focus on developing teaching and learning so students are motivated and enthusiastic about coming to their humanities lessons. This focus aims to equip the students with the skills to become lifelong learners.
To develop understanding, respect and tolerance of religious and cultural responses to the deeper questions relating to human existence. To know what people, with both religious and non-religious worldviews believe and understand why they believe those things
For Beliefs and Values: Key Stage 3 – Follows the Durham agreed syllabus
What do we know about the major world religions?
Why is there evil in the world?
What is it like to be a Muslim?
What happens when we die?
How can we make moral decisions?
What do Christians believe?
Preparation for GCSE studies.
For Beliefs and Values: Key stage 4
Students are studying for a full GCSE from Religious studies AQA A. This consists of 2 exams to be held at the end of year 11. The subject has no controlled assessment.
Year 10: Thematic Studies – Religion and Relationships, Conflict, Arguments for the Existence of God and Issues of Life.
Year 11: Exploration of Religions: Christianity and Islam; Beliefs and teachings, Practices.
Further information on the course, including where to purchase revision guides, can be gained by e-mailing: firstname.lastname@example.org
The faculty aims to set homework for all year groups approximately once per fortnight. This will include a range of tasks designed to suit different student needs. The faculty will sometimes set extended pieces of homework (projects) to be completed over a number of weeks. At Key stage 4 (Years 10 & 11) students will be given more homework in the run up to assessments. This will normally be the form of exam questions to be completed at home to assess knowledge and understanding. As a rule, homework will not be set by the faculty to be completed for the next day as this does not allow students the opportunity to seek help and support from their teacher. It is the students’ responsibility to seek help from the teacher if they cannot finish a task set for homework. Students who are absent from a lesson should speak with their humanities teacher to complete the work missed including any homework set. Students should not arrive to humanities lessons without their homework. However, we do understand that we can all forget thing sometimes and the faculty will allow students to hand in homework the next day if it is forgotten or not of a high enough standard, but a detention will be given if this is not done. Parents will be informed if homework becomes an issue and your support will be welcomed.
Students will arrive to Humanities lessons ready to learn. This means they will be fully equipped, ready to contribute, listen to others, respect each other points of view even if they are different to your own, follow instructions and guidance given by the teacher, get involved in the lesson and enjoy it.
Barry Dunn – email@example.com