At Denefield School social sciences includes psychology and sociology.
Psychology students explore all aspects of human behaviour. In sociology students study aspects of family, education, crime and deviance as well learning how theory affects research carried out in society.
The overall aim of social sciences is to enable students to achieve their ambition by helping them to develop the knowledge, skills and values that will ensure their success across all subjects and for life beyond. The curriculum is designed to inspire a love of social sciences through active learning, the use of technology to engage, and the benefit of links with the school’s nursery. Students are encouraged to develop their evaluation skills and to become independent learners. Social sciences is a stepping stone towards careers in human resources, education, health, care services and much more.
Subjects available at GCE:
Students are expected to follow the school’s extended learning policies Key Stage 5.
We have links with the University of Oxford and students can be offered an opportunity to take part in psychological research.
Additionally, students can take part in student conferences aimed at exam revision for psychology and sociology subjects. Trips to local and national mental hospitals are also planned to enable students to better link the theory that they learn in class with real life experiences.