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with specialist sports status

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with specialist sports status
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The Faculty

The Faculty of Humanities hosts five subject disciplines: History, Geography, PEB (Philosophy, Ethics & Beliefs), Citizenship and Psychology.  In addition the Humanities faculty organises PSHE for the whole school.  We are housed in a suite of six classrooms, each with a SMART interactive whiteboard.  Resources in the faculty are plentiful, with a range of textbooks, DVDs and interactive activities.  Our aim is to use resources only of excellent quality, thus promoting high expectations of work produced by our students.

The Staff

The department is staffed as follows:

  • Miss H Adkins - Head of Faculty
  • Mrs C McMillan - Teacher
  • Miss V Bailey - Teacher
  • Miss K Jones - Teacher

The Ethos
The Humanities Faculty explores the world we live in.
In a world which hosts such a diverse range of beliefs, cultures and ways of life, it has become increasingly important to raise awareness of different attitudes within society. Furthermore, in a world where war, ethnic-cleansing and terrorism often result from ignorance of these different attitudes, the need for education in this area becomes increasingly evident.
Tied inextricably with social issues, is the environmental aspect. With a global population exceeding seven billion, there is increasing pressure on the world’s resources. Rising trends of environmental refugees, whole nations facing famine, and tropical storms devastating even the most developed parts of the globe, illustrate very clearly that we ignore the environment at our own peril.
Our faculty aims to take students beyond the four walls of the classroom. Fundamental to the faculty is the identification of links across time scales and between people and place.
Our ethos is to inspire an interest in real people and real place. We want to learn from the past, to understand the present, to inform the future.

Teaching Time
In years 7 and 8, students are taught in mixed-ability classes. Students receive two lessons of Geography and History and PEB each fortnight.
In years 9, 10 and 11, students are grouped according to the option block for Geography, History and PEB GCSE. GCSE classes are consequently also mixed ability. Students receive four lessons of their opted for subject each fortnight. Students also have two lessons a week of PEB, PSHE and Citizenship.

All homework is set in line with the new school homework policy. Year 7 and 8 are set one homework per fortnight. All GCSE classes are one homework a week. All students have a homework timetable, so know exactly when to expect homework.


School Calendar and Important Dates



GCSE Results Day

01-09-2017 - 31-08-2018


Term Dates for 2017 - 2018









First Day of Autumn Term



Open Morning



Open Morning



Open Morning

School Calendar

School Letters Home

19-07-2017 -


GCSE Results Day – 24 August 2017

14-07-2017 -


End of Term Letter

13-06-2017 -


Year 10 Parents’ Information Evening

18-05-2017 -


School Car Park Barrier

12-05-2017 -


Year 10 Parents’ Evening - Online Appointment Booking

02-05-2017 -


Ofsted Inspection of Brighton Hill Community School on 3 May 2017 to 4th May 2017

26-04-2017 -


Year 11 Important Dates & Structured Revision ‘Yellow Box’ Programme

06-04-2017 -


Year 8 Parents’ Evening - Online Appointment Booking