The Humanities faculty is made up of three departments all supported by a dedicated and hardworking team of teachers to ensure the highest standards of teaching and learning from all students.
- Miss S Wheeler (Leader of Learning)
- Mrs E Bater
- Mr R Williams (Leader of Learning)
- Mr B Williams
- Mr P Norton
- Dr G Griffiths
- Mr P Lloyd (Leader of Learning)
- Mr J Lewis
All three departments make use of specialist teaching rooms which are all situated together to create a faculty area where a hardworking ethos and common skills and themes are promoted and developed. Subject courses are constantly evaluated and updated and new topics of study incorporated into schemes of work accordingly to ensure that lessons remain relevant and enjoyable at all times.
At Key Stage 3 all students study each of the humanities subjects and follow schemes of work which develop the themes and skills outlined by the National Curriculum. In Year 9 when students make their subject choices, many of them continue to study at least one humanities subject with GCSE take up being strong in all three areas.
Examination results in all three departments have been excellent at both GCSE and ALevel over the last three years and expectations are that this will continue in 2012.
The Humanities faculty continuously seeks ways to develop and maximise resources available so that students can experience the best possible learning experience. All three subject areas have forged strong links with Partnership schools at Post 16 with many of our students receiving some of their lessons at Tonyrefail Comprehensive School and some areas receiving students from other schools to study alongside our own students. This is expected to develop next year when Post 16 teaching is shared amongst the Rhondda Schools Consortium.