Social Sciences

Human beings are fascinated by other human beings. What makes us tick? What makes a successful society? As humans, we are, innately, problem solvers. Looking inward, be it at ourselves through psychology, or at our society as a whole, through sociology for, we like to question, analyse, and look for answers. Social sciences subjects allow us to do just that.

Criminology

Topics include:
Y12

  • Social control
  • Theories of crime

Y13

  • Types of crime and punishment
  • The processes of evidence collection and trial procedures

Health and Social Care:

Topics include:
Y10

  • Communication skills
  • Service user rights
  • Care values

Y11

  • Life stages and development
  • The human body and physiology

Y12

  • The human body and physiology
  • Service user rights
  • Public health

Y13

  • Safeguarding
  • Communication skills
  • Mental health issues

Psychology
Topics include:

Y11

  • Social Influence
  • Memory
  • Sleep and dreaming
  • Research methods

Y12

  • Social influence
  • Memory
  • Attachment
  • Psychopathology
  • Approaches in psychology
  • Biopsychology
  • Research methods
  • Issues and debates in psychology

Y13

  • Relationships
  • Schizophrenia
  • Aggression

Sociology
Topics include:

Y10

  • Family
  • Education
  • Sociological Research

Y11

  • Crime
  • Social Stratification
  • Revision

Y12

  • Family
  • Social Inequality
  • Culture, socialisation and identity

Y13

  • Crime
  • Digitalisation of communication
  • Revision

Business Studies
Students apply their knowledge and understanding to different business contexts ranging from small enterprises to large multinationals and businesses operating in local, national and global contexts.

Students develop an understanding of how these contexts impact on business behaviour.
Students will apply their knowledge and understanding to business decision making.
Topics include:
Business Studies

Topics include:
Y10

  • Business activity
  • Marketing
  • Human resources

Y11

  • Finance
  • Operations
  • External Influences
  • Revision

Y12

  • Starting a business
  • Marketing
  • Finance
  • Human resources

Y13

  • Objectives and strategy
  • Marketing strategies
  • Financial strategies
  • External Influences
  • Revision

BTEC Level 3 Business
Y12

  • Finance
  • Business activity

Y13

  • Marketing
  • Recruitment

Exam Boards

Subject Key Stage Course Exam Board
Sociology 4 GCSE AQA
5 A-Level OCR
Psychology 4 GCSE OCR
5 A-Level AQA
Health and Social Care 4 Cambridge National Certificate (GCSE Equivalent) OCR
5 Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate (A-Level Equivalent) OCR
Business Studies 4 GCSE OCR
5 A-Level Year 12 Eduqas/Year 13 AQA
BTEC Business 5 BTEC National Extended Certificate (A-Level Equivalent) Pearson
Criminology 5 Advanced Diploma (A-Level Equivalent) Eduqas