Arts & Humanities

Courses offered at A level:

Art, English Literature, Film Studies, French, German, Politics, Graphics, History, History of Art, Media Studies, Music, Philosophy, Photography, Psychology, Religious Studies, Sociology, Spanish –  other subjects may be available: please enquire.

Courses offered at GCSE level:

Art, English Language, English Literature, French, German, History, Photography, Music, Spanish – other subjects may be available: please enquire.


Campbell Harris is traditionally strong in these subjects. Much of the English Language and English Literature teaching is done by our long-standing English (and Media) specialist, Mark Davis. A level courses follow OCR specifications, but for re-sit and revision students, any combination of text and exam board can be taught. Similarly, we try to be just as flexible in  History to meet the individual requirements of students.

Media Studies is a dynamic and practical discipline which takes as its focus the communication forms and industries, which are changing the landscape of human interaction and understanding. It is an increasingly important subject in a world where more and more of our communication is “mediated”. We also teach Film Studies, a highly creative A level where we look at the film industry
in greater detail than in Media.

We teach Art and History of Art, exploiting all that London has to offer – such as arranging visits to galleries and sketching sessions in the nearby parks. We teach the essential skills of painting and drawing in a way that makes the Art Department a centre of creativity. Students also receive guidance on the different routes to take Art & Design courses at university or art colleges. Photography is always a popular choice at the college. As well as gaining an appreciation of some of the work of great photographers, students will achieve a good understanding of work in the medium of digital photography across a wide range of genres. Most of this work is practical with a number of field studies each year.

Politics is a straightforward subject for those who are logical, write clearly and retain information well. Our students have enjoyed much success with short intensive Politics courses when they have been motivated to pick up another grade quickly

Our Tutors

Mark Davis (BA)

English, Media Studies, Film Studies, Religious Studies

Mark has over 20 years’ teaching experience in both private and state sectors in the UK and abroad. He has also worked widely in theatre and broadcast media.

Dr Scott Kelly (MSc, PhD)

History, Government & Politics

Dr Scott Kelly gained his PhD from the London School of Economics and works in Westminster as a policy adviser. He also lectures in politics at New York University (NYU) in London. Dr Kelly is the author of The Myth of Mr Butskell: The Politics of British Economic Policy 1950-55 (Ashgate, 2002) and of various academic articles and policy papers including, most recently, two papers published by the Higher Education Policy Institute (HEPI)

Lauren Slater (Mlitt, BA)


Lauren is currently completing her PhD in Philosophy at Birkbeck College, University of London (where she also leads seminars for undergraduate students). She writes about 17th century philosophy of mind and language, especially the philosophy of Rene Descartes. She was awarded her masters degree in 2018 from the University of St Andrews. She has a passion for teaching and has been working with young people for over 6 years. Last year, all of her A Level Philosophy students at her previous school achieved A*-C grades – she is so proud of them! She is also a member of the British Society for the History of Philosophy and on the editorial board for ‘The Philosopher’

Terry Silvers (MA, PGCE, BA)


Terry Silvers has worked in the education sector since 1992 including being a Head of Department. He recently qualified as a City of Westminster Historical Guide and runs two popular London History walks, Discover Hidden Sites with a Historian and Explore Back Streets with a Historian 

Julia Heckles (MA, BA)

Fine Art, History of Art, Graphic Design

Julia read History of Art at the University of London and gained an MA in Fine Art at the Sir John Cass School of Art. She is a member of The Association for Art History. Julia takes advantage of the many London art galleries, where students deepen understanding by engaging first-hand with the art works. Fine Art students have gained places at Royal College of Art and Central Saint Martins. Julia pursues working as a Fine Artist in her studios in London and in Ramsgate, Kent.

Enzo Peccinotti (Dip. Photography)


Dr Steve Hicks (MMus, PGDip, BSc)


Having read Theoretical Physics at Imperial College, Trumpet Performance at the Royal College of Music and gained a Doctorate in Music Composition from Kings College, Steve has subsequently based his working life in both areas. Whilst gaining 19 years teaching experience from GCSE to university levels, he has also pursued a career as performer and composer of music to picture. He also like cats.

Yanna Nikolova (MA, BA)

Psychology, Sociology

Oscar Garcia (BA, CSLTA)


Oscar was born in Cadiz in the south of Spain and is a graduate of the University of Seville where he studied Hispanic studies and English Philology. He has taught Spanish to A-Level for the last 15 years and has a keen interest in Pedro Almodovar’s films, a friend of his, and the history of modern Spain. Oscar’s extra-curricular interests include playing the guitar in a rock band and supporting Futbol Club Barcelona.

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