Alderman Peel

High School

MFL & Humanities

The Team

Team Member Position Email Address
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


Curriculum Intent

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:

Value Intent
Ambition 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.
Pride 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.
Happiness Students to be praised and rewarded for their efforts. To undertake a range of extracurricular opportunities and experiences which form lifelong memories.
Success 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.


Curriculum Implementation

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



Curriculum Impact

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.