Welcome to Social Sciences
Welcome to the Social Science department at Kirk Hallam Community Academy. We are a student centered successful department that offers students an enriching curriculum at A-Level. The following subjects are offered;
From the spec: Psychology is stimulating, distinctive and attractive, providing exciting opportunities for the learners to: gain a comprehensive appreciation of the nature of psychology and psychological enquiry; learners will be introduced to historical and current psychological approaches and classic and contemporary research; Learners will also study a variety of methods used by psychologists and will carry out their own investigations; The content is stimulating, relevant and accessible to a wide range of learners.
From the spec: This course offers an engaging and effective introduction to Sociology. Students will learn the fundamentals of the subject and develop skills valued by higher education (HE) and employers, including critical analysis, independent thinking and research. The study of Sociology focuses on contemporary society and fosters the development of critical and reflective thinking with a respect for social diversity. It provides an awareness of the importance of social structure and social action in explaining social issues. Students must be encouraged to develop their own sociological awareness through active engagement with the contemporary social world.
See our Sociology countdown plan for more information about our schools course structure.
Our A Level in Law fosters students’ interest in law and helps them develop knowledge and skills relevant to further study of law and other subjects. Students will develop their knowledge of the law in England, and the interaction between law, morals, justice, society and technology.
See our Law countdown plan for more information about our schools course structure
Edexcel Government and Politics.
Students will study UK politics and government, which will give them a set core knowledge and understanding of politics. Students will then develop this knowledge and understanding at a further advance level and study three core political ideas and a non-political ideology of feminism. The students will then study the comparative component of UK politics and the USA politics; identifying key aspect of USA politics and comparing those to the UK. The course give the students a reflection of the demands of a truly modern and evolving political environment in the UK and around the world.