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
  Ms. N. Qureshi

'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 investigates what it means to be human. Through the academic disciplines of Religious Education, Geography and History we rigorously explore the belief systems, politics, religions, histories and locations that shape humanity itself.

The Humanities Faculty has a strong focus on academic rigor. The subjects within this faculty deal with values, attitudes and beliefs.  We aim to equip students with the skills, knowledge and understanding that will enable them to flourish in our world and to make sound decisions for the future by making sense of the world in which they live.

How is Humanities taught through the school?

Each subject is taught separately by specialist subject teachers.  However, colleagues within the faculty work collaboratively in the development of teaching and learning across each area.

In Years 7 and 8, students study Religious Education, Geography and History for three hours across two weeks. In Year 9, students study Religious Education, Geography and History for two hours each week. 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. Religious Education is a core subject at Bishop Rawstorne and all students study it to GCSE level for two hours per week in Years 10 and 11.