Bishop Rawstorne Church of England Academy

Faculty of Humanities

Humanities Faculty Staff

Staff: Mr. A. Duckworth
  Mr. S. Edwards
  Mr. S. Hornby
  Mr. T. Sixsmith
  Miss J. Speakman
  Mr. I Gardiner
  Mrs. B. Walton
  Miss C. Robinson
  Mr. P. Ascroft

'The calling of the humanities is to make us truly human in the best sense of the word.'

J. Irwin Miller



The Faculty of Humanities incorporates the subject disciplines of Geography, History Religious Education. Each subject is taught separately by specialist subject teachers.  However, colleagues within the faculty work closely together in the development of teaching and learning across each area.

The subjects within this faculty deal with values, attitudes and beliefs.  They aim to equip students with the skills, knowledge and understanding that will enable them to make sound decisions for the future and to make sense of the world in which they live.

How is Humanities taught through the school?

In Year 7, students study Geography, History and Religious Education for one hour per week. In Years 8 and 9, students study Geography and History for three hours per fortnight on a rotating basis and continue to study Religious Education for one hour per week. In Years 10 and 11, all students are expected to continue with either Geography or History and study each subject for two hours per week. Many students opt to continue both subjects to GCSE level. Students are also able to opt to study Business Studies in Years 10 and 11 for two hours per week. All students continue to study Religious Education to GCSE level for two hours per week.