Acting Head of Faculty: Mr R. Aldridge
The Humanities faculty is one of four faculties at MIHS. Through learning humanities students learn how to think creatively and critically, to reason, and to ask questions. As a catholic school, Humanities are very important to us. Here students Learn Religious education which is at the heart of everything we do. Students also learn history and geography, providing them a sense of place heritage, helping them to better understand the world they live in.
RE & Humanities Faculty
Religious EducationHead of Department: Mr R Aldridge
“You must not teach just content, but the values and customs of life. … There are three things that a Catholic religious education must transmit: how to love, how to understand which values and customs create harmony in society and for each learner to feel welcomed and loved for what he or she is, with all of their limitations and potential.” Pope Francis, 2015.
The R.E. Department at MIHS aim to fulfil this directive through the holistic development of the young people at the school, helping them to grow intellectually, spiritually and morally. Naturally, this is a challenging and complex task yet we aim to achieve this through striving for academic excellence, creating a safe place for the young people where they feel supported to develop a close, personal relationship with Christ.
HistoryHead of Department: Mr A Gill
History allows students to study significant events, issues and individuals of the past. Throughout Key Stage Three and Four, History deals with some of the most interesting people and events of the past millennium. The study of History will help students to understand the world in which they live today. Students will develop critical, analytical and communication skills through the exploration of themes and Interpretation.
GeographyHead of Department: Mr A Gill
The aim of studying Geography is to give students an understanding of the nature of the earth's surface, the character of places within the world and how human beings interact with their environment. Students will study enquiries on small, regional, national and international scales. Both Key Stage Three and Four, enables students to make more sense of the world in which they live and encourages them to hold informed views on rapidly changing world issues.