Head of Faculty
Ms C Pym (email@example.com)
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.