“You don’t have true freedom until you allow a diversity of opinion and a diversity of voices.” – Don Lemon

Social Science encompasses a massive range of subjects including the development of people; sociology; psychology and health and social care. In this course, we want students to reflect on their own thoughts and lives and for them to be introduced to a range of ideas, theories and opinions that are part of society today.

We want students to be informed about some of the subjects and courses that the Social Science faculty offer at Key Stage 4 and Key Stage 5. To achieve this, we have provided a bespoke course that offers insight into Child development; Sociology; Health and Social Care; Criminology; Psychology and Character Education. Students are encouraged to explore their opinions and the opinions of others, including prevalent societal ideals and to express their views whilst showing an acceptance for a variety of ideas. Students study topics including conformity; identity; social learning theory and attachment issues.

Curriculum Progression

Key Stage 3 (Year 9 only)

After studying the introduction to Social Sciences course in Year 9, students will have a clear idea on subjects that will be available to choose in their options for Key Stage 4 (Children’s Play, Learning and Development and Sociology) and a vast variety of choice at Key Stage 5 (Children’s Play, Learning and Development; Health and Social Care; Sociology; Psychology and Criminology). These courses can lead to Further and Higher Education choices.