Within social science the key skills of application, analysis, interpretation and evaluation are developed and revisited throughout KS4 and KS5. These skills will encourage students to present arguments, make judgements and draw conclusions. Students will also analyse, interpret and evaluate scientific information, ideas and evidence, to develop and refine experimental design and procedures. Subject specific terminology and language is introduced from the start of each course and reinforced and embedded in each topic. This vocabulary is the foundation of all knowledge and understanding, fluency of which allows students to master the key skills and develop their confidence and competence to achieve their potential.
We seek to nurture students through the progressive topics in order to foster their confidence to question, reflect and actively engage with social science themes, within the classroom and beyond. Students will be exposed to differing opinions and theoretical arguments and will be encouraged to deal with socially sensitive and controversial topics through mature informed debate.
Social Science Curriculum Offer
KS4 - Students study the following course at KS4
KS5 - Students study the following courses at KS5
- A level Psychology (AQA)
- A Level Sociology (AQA)