Social Sciences and Community Learning

The Social Sciences and Community Learning Faculty offer a wide range of interesting, engaging and exciting courses at Key Stage 4. Students enjoy learning new subjects that they have never studied before and they are very popular with students.

Head of Faculty

Ms C Pym (

Curriculum Intent Statement

Our Social Sciences and Community Learning curriculum is designed to provide a foundation for the scientific understanding of both individual and societal behaviours. We work to develop lifelong skills and understanding in order for students to appreciate different perspectives and think holistically regarding the reasons why we, and others in society behave the way that we do.

The intent of all subjects in SSCL is to be rich in knowledge and to develop critically analytical students who are aware of the society in which they live and how it affects their attitudes, thoughts and behaviours. By acquiring the knowledge students will build upon their skills of inquiry, analysis and critique. We build upon critical analysis of theories, social structures, psychological perspectives and methods of measurement by equipping students with the skills to be able to evaluate and by giving them the opportunity to ask questions and reflect: What does the evidence suggest? Why is it like that? How might we use this knowledge? Why must we be cautious of these findings/views?

For all subjects we intend to provide the students with the core knowledge for their studies, but also provide a curriculum that is knowledge rich and includes knowledge that strengthens the schemata of students and makes the learning more applicable to the real world.

Quality Marks, Awards & Affiliations

We strive for excellence and are very proud of our achievements and affiliations.

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Cyber Essentials Certificate logo Real World Learning Awards Winner 2021 logo Confederation of School Trusts logo Educate Awards Winner 2019 logo SSAT Educational Outcomes Awards 2018 logo SSAT Effective Learning Behaviour logo SSAT Climate for Learning logo Manchester United Foundation logo The Duke of Edinburgh logo The Cultural Diversity Standards logo The Schools Co-operative Society logo School Achievement Award logo Sport England logo Leading Edge Partnership Programme logo The Quality in Careers Standard logo Healthy Schools Manchester logo Basic Skills Quality Mark logo Whalley Range Sixth Form logo Education and Leadership Trust logo