Social Sciences

Head of Social Sciences

Mr I Scott-Garrett

Through a strong culture of excellence and standards, underpinned by Universal Sikh and British values, “Together As One” we will instil a love for learning and nurture all our pupils to:

• Excel academically, personally and spiritually as lifelong learners

• Think critically about the world they live in and contribute responsibly

• Develop their talents and interests through a wide variety of co-curricular opportunities

Social Sciences aim to provide students with an in-depth understanding and respect for the social world around them and the ability to recognise the environmental factors affecting the behaviour of individuals and groups, and by extension, society. Through the study of Social Sciences as an evidence-based approach to understanding social phenomena, our students will develop the courage and resilience to appreciate the causes, impact and subsequent consequences of societal change on the structure of social institutions such as the family, education, law, religion and crime. Furthermore, our  students will develop a deeper understanding of individuals and specific groups life chances based on key social variables such as class, age, gender and ethnicity (CAGE) that exist in our society. This includes understanding the impact of social policy and political decision making. Through the study of Social Sciences, our students will develop the necessary skills to scientifically investigate society, law, critically assess evidence and build the courage to consider solutions to today’s societal issues. Through empowering individuals with a wider knowledge of society, we aim for our Social Sciences students to develop our key values of respect, responsibility, resilience, kindness, courage, and pride by becoming effective citizens who appreciate diversity and critically assess their own role within it. Our students will be equipped with a greater understanding of the challenges facing individuals and groups beyond their own experiences.