The Social Sciences Department provides a wide range of courses offering academic and vocational pathways, allowing us to cater to a diverse range of students. We deliver outstanding teaching and learning opportunities in a variety of styles ranging from group work, seminars and lecture style, and place great emphasis on developing skills that facilitate independent learning. The department is made up of five specialist teachers with a wealth of experience, from ex-nurses to teachers who have worked abroad. They all deliver courses across Key Stages 4 and 5 Psychology, Sociology, GCSE and BTEC Health and Social Care.
The department is well equipped with interactive whiteboards and data projectors and has access to departmental laptops.
Students achieve highly on our courses and achievement is well above the National Average. BTEC students have the opportunity to go out on many placements and this helps them in deciding the direction of their career in Health and Social Care.
Whenever possible we encourage the students to attend conferences, not only to broaden their knowledge but to give them the experience of lectures in preparation for university. In addition to this, the department organises numerous extra curricula activities and trips to bring learning to life beyond the classroom environment. These trips have included visits to the Thackray Medical Museum, Sheffield art galleries and magistrates court.