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In Key Stage 3 and 4 level the Humanities faculty comprises Business (KS4 only), Geography, History and Religious Studies. All subjects are popular choices among pupils of the College thanks to the enthusiastic and dedicated teaching team.

The learning experience in the Faculty is enriched with various trips offered to pupils; from the thought-provoking Battlefields of France and Belgium, to the rugged terrain of the Isle of Arran, to the quiet reflection on religious retreats.


The educational goal of the Geography Department is to cultivate Geographers who enjoy the subject in school and engage with the discipline in everyday situations at any given opportunity to ensure they are responsible citizens - thinking globally, acting locally and living sustainably - operating as role models for society. 

The curriculum Learning Journey is a combination of traditional and contemporary concepts and case studies providing a holistic education with multifarious opportunities to engage in critical thinking and decision-making - key skills for the 21st century celebrating the subject's interdisciplinarity. This is enriched by a first-class fieldwork programme where all pupils and students across all Key Stages from Year 7 to 13 can enjoy the on-campus internal and external fieldwork programme.

Geography Learning Journey


Studying the past may brighten your future!

History continues to be a very popular subject in the College, with it being the most chosen ‘option’ subject at GCSE level. The popularity stems from the highly motivated and experienced staff who, with their innovative teaching methods, help in producing consistently excellent GCSE results. As part of broadening the learning experience, the department regularly takes pupils on trips to the Battlefields of Belgium and France and to Auschwitz, and encourages pupils to take part in History competitions such as writing responses to History magazine articles.

Pupils have the opportunity to hear talks from visitors to the College and receive advice from Old Edwardians about coursework and exams.

History Learning Journey

Religious Education

Religious Education is a central aspect within the College as well as within the curriculum, with all pupils studying it at GCSE level.

A vital characteristic within St Edward's College is the importance placed on its values of sharing the love of God, justice, concern for the poor and disadvantaged and empowerment through education. 

Pupils have many opportunities to enhance their knowledge, both spiritually and academically with links to other subjects such as the annual Spirited Art competition, with the many varied religious visitors to the College, and by participating in retreats and workshops away from the College.

Religious Education Learning Journey