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Social Sciences

Sociology

Sociology is a popular and well established subject in the school with a good pass rate at both GCSE and A level. We engage learners with a rigorous programme of school and home study that aims to develop analytical skills and unlock the 'natural' Sociologist in all pupils.  We try to make study stimulating and relevant to students' experiences whilst encouraging a vital interest in current affairs and particularly Social Policy. 

In the past we have organised trips to Sociology related destinations such as Law Courts and in the Sixth Form as part of the study of religious organisations to a local Mosque.  Ex-students have moved on to University careers in Law, Criminology, Education, Childcare and Social Science.

Health & Social Care

Health and Social Care has been very successfully introduced into the school at KS4 and KS5. Work Experience is an integral part of the courses we offer and is carried out in local Nurseries, Primary Schools, Doctors’ Surgeries and Day Centres.

We also engage in other Vocational activities such as having guest speakers who are service users, care professionals and ex-students at University.  Many students continue with the subject from one key stage to the next and use this as a springboard to Higher Education. Ex-students are now at University studying Nursing, Social Work, Childcare and Public Health.

The Social Science Department is accommodated in a line of classrooms, all equipped with interactive whiteboards.  One of the rooms is a full ICT suite and one of the other rooms also has PC access for students.

Staffing

Ms T Warriner, Mr D Saunders, Mr L Wood, Ms C Thomas, Ms P Shamash