curriculum intent

We study Sociology through a wish to understand our social context, exploring theories which question how society is structured and explore the courses and solutions of social problems.

Why do people commit crime, what is the purpose of the education system, do we have gender equality, what is the impact of culture and religion. 


The Social Sciences department work by the principle that every individual student may achieve personal excellence. The department continues to develop students understanding of people and the different worlds in which they live in their past and present day lives. The department also aims to develop students understanding of the influence of the natural environment on human activity by studying the diversity of people from historical and contemporary perspectives.

The Team

The current teaching team consists of specialist members of staff in both of our two areas Psychology and Sociology. We are as a team committed to spreading the enjoyment of what are our two favourite subjects! We are a well-resourced department with the availability of a curriculum support assistant, interactive white boards, resources for wider reading and last but by no means least our interactive teaching style.

Sixth Form

Social Sciences offer Psychology and Sociology at A level. Both follow the AQA syllabus respectively.

The topics covered include families and households, education, research methods, religion and crime and deviance.

A significant number of students go onto higher education to continue with Social Sciences related subjects including Law with Criminology, forensic criminology, English with Sociology, teaching, sports psychology, social work, police, nursing, counselling, etc.

More information can be found by visiting the AQA page for Sociology, alternatively contact Mrs Z Peskett (SS1).