Social Studies

Curriculum Intent

Social Studies

Curriculum Team

Curriculum Leader: Mrs D Brind | Sociology & Health and Social Care

Subject Teacher: Mr A Burrows | Psychology

Subject Teacher: Miss J Bennett | Law

Subject Teacher: Mr N Haworth | Sociology

Subject Teacher: Ms A Lidyard | Health and Social Care

For further information or to discuss any subject within the department, at any key stage, get in touch via email: dbrind@aldergrange.lancs.sch.uk

Careers / Future Options

Health and Social care

Both the Extended Certificate and the Diploma offer an excellent foundation for a pathway into a range of health and social care careers such as: Teaching, Nursing, Midwifery, Allied health professional roles, Housing support, Social work, Probation services roles and Childcare.

Law

Students wishing to continue their legal studies after A level can opt for a university degree or work based apprenticeships. Both routes can lead to the qualifications required to become a Solicitor, Barrister or Legal executive. Other popular careers involve the police, teaching, social work, business and accounting.

Psychology

Studying psychology gives you a broad range of skills that span both science and the arts and opens up opportunities with a variety of employers. Specific areas of employment include clinical, educational, forensic and occupational Psychology. Careers in counselling and further education are also available.

Sociology

Sociology will provide you with a greater insight into how people work and why they behave and think in certain ways which will help in many career settings and life overall! There are a number of more specific and direct routes that Sociology can guide you down such as: Teacher, Management, Mental Health Worker, Social Worker and Working within Social Services, Counsellor – of which there are many types, Lawyer, Sociological Researcher, Work in the media e.g. Journalist, Probation Officer, Police Work and Political Work – Just to name a few!

Business Skills

I want to start my own business

Coding is the future

Coding is the future. I love learning to code. I want to be a games designer when I am older.