World Affairs

Faculty Team

Mrs Laura Glass, Faculty Leader
Mrs Victoria Edwards, Second in Faculty
Miss Lucy Claber, Teacher of Humanities
Ms Julie Francis, Teacher of Humanities
Mr John Leary, Senior Teacher
Mrs Laura Ovens, Assistant Headteacher and Teacher of Humanities
Mr Andrew Rayner, Teacher of Humanities
Mr Matthew Thompson, Teacher of Humanities
Mr Daniel Trumper, Teacher of Humanities
Ms Emma Watson, Senior Teacher (Achievement and Standards)

Introduction

The focus of learning in the World Affairs Faculty is the study of people, their relationships and interactions, in terms of time, place, belief and environment.  We aim to encourage and foster an understanding of students’ place in the world.

World Affairs is taught as three distinct subject disciplines with cross curricular themes developed where possible at both Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4.  Through promoting a common approach and the specific knowledge, understanding and skills of Citizenship, Philosophy and EthicsGeography and History we hope to achieve these aims.

We intend for students to enjoy and embrace learning in the World Affairs Faculty, to reach their potential, and to thrive as independent learners through a varied yet challenging curriculum utilising the expertise of supportive teachers for individual student needs.

Curriculum Overview 2017/18

Extra-Curricular Opportunities

Students show interest and enthusiasm across all subjects as demonstrated in the positives outcomes for the faculty in 2017.

  • In June 2018, students will be visiting Belgium to commemorate and reflect upon the huge national and international significance of the Great War.  The trip includes visits to Bayernwald – Croonaert Wood (re-created German trenches), In Flanders Fields Museum, many sites of former battles and we will take part in the Last Post Ceremony at the Menin Gate. The date of the trip is important as it coincides with the centenary of the war ending. The trip is available to students in Y7-Y10.

In the Summer Term of year 10 the Geography students visit Danby and Whitby in North Yorkshire to complete a day’s worth of fieldwork data collection for rivers and tourism as part of their GCSE course.  All students who study GCSE Geography are required to attend.

Additional Information

Revision sessions and workshops are held each year to support and focus on upcoming GCSE exams.

For further information on the curriculum we offer in the World Affairs Faculty please contact Mrs Laura Glass.  Alternatively, please check out our Faculty Facebook page; HTCS World Affairs, where you can download revision materials from the Google Drive link in the pinned post at the top of the page.  Keep an eye out on the page for regular news and updates from the World Affairs faculty.