MFL & Humanities
|Mrs F Lagrange
|Director of Learning for MFL and Humanities
|Mrs R Frary
|Teacher of History & Psychology
|Mrs E Thornton
|Teacher of History
|Mrs D Johnson
|Teacher of Geography
|Mrs R Brown
|Teacher of Spanish
|Mr B Arrowsmith
|Teacher of Religious Studies
|Mrs K Hagag
|Teacher of History and Religious Studies
The school curriculum seeks to provide outstanding personal development by supporting, promoting, and instilling the values of APHS - Ambition, Pride, Happiness, and Success.
The MFL and Humanities curriculum seeks to meet the aims and scope of the Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4 National Curriculum in the subject areas of French, Spanish, Geography, History, Religious Education, and Psychology GCSE at KS4 only.
The MFL and Humanities curriculum has the following intent:
|To develop confidence and aim high towards academic study in Ebacc subject areas. To encourage as many students as possible to study at KS4 and beyond.
|To feel recognised for achievement, effort, and progress. To take pride in local and national history and explore our geographical, economic, and cultural relations with other European and global communities.
|Students to be praised and rewarded for their efforts. To undertake a range of extracurricular opportunities and experiences which form lifelong memories.
|To develop critical thinking, linguistic skills, and social skills which enable students to become better citizens of the world. To enable students to progress onto A-Level study in facilitating subjects necessary for future success.
Key Stage 3 is delivered in Years 7, 8, and 9 across three years. Students will then undertake their options process during Year 9, after which Key Stage 4 is formally delivered in Years 10 and 11 across two years.
At Key Stage 4, the faculty provides the following curriculum offer:
- Edexcel GCSE French
- Edexcel GCSE Spanish
- Edexcel GCSE Geography
- Eduqas GCSE History
- Edexcel GCSE Religious Studies
- AQA GCSE Psychology
The MFL and Humanities faculty make a significant contribution to the Open Element of the Progress 8 Performance Measure. Using ALPS KS4 benchmarks, the faculty has also produced the following outcomes:
- French – Results that have consecutively been ‘Excellent’ and ‘Outstanding’ outcomes that are in the Top 10% of all providers.
- Spanish – A highly popular option with consistently ‘good’ outcomes
- Geography – Consistently improved outcomes which are now ‘Excellent’ and in the Top 25% of all providers.
- History - Consistently ‘Very good’ and ‘Excellent’ outcomes which have consecutively been in the Top 25% of all providers.
- Religious Studies – Results that have consecutively been regarded as ‘Very good’ and ‘Excellent’ and in the Top 25% of all providers.