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Social Science

Social Science

Curriculum, vision and aims.

Our aim in Social Sciences at Wales High School is to broaden the students understanding of society and to consider how the scale of social change is shaping the world they live in today.

The department includes both Sociology and Psychology and it is our intent to create a genuine love for developing knowledge in these subjects that will not only last for the duration of their A-Level course, but throughout their lifetime.

Many of our current students study both subjects together but they also separately complement many other Science and Arts based subjects including English, History, Biology, Geography and R.E.

Regardless of the future individual paths students decide to take, studying a Social Science subject leaves them equipped with the skills needed to prepare them to participate as culturally aware responsible citizens in the wider world.

Social Science is a small but effective department consisting of two specialist members of staff who have an incredible amount of experience. We are both current AQA examiners so feel we are in an excellent position to support students effectively to be successful. We also have one of the most consistent and successful recruitment records onto our courses in the Sixth Form.

We believe this is down to the support we offer students. Our doors are always open for students to receive help, support or advice. Many of our students also choose to expand their learning further in higher education and have career aspirations linked to either subject.

Key Stage Breakdown

Course Introduction Video

Subject Contacts for Support

In the first instance please contact your child’s class teacher using their school email address. The class teacher is in the best position to answer general questions as they will know your child better than anyone.

For more specific questions please contact the following staff by email:
Mrs H Aveyard (Head Of Department)
[email protected]

We will endeavour to reply to any correspondence as soon as possible. If you would like to contact us by telephone please contact school on 01909 771291. They will inform us of your call and we will answer if available or arrange to phone you back.