Humanities

Academic Excellence Pathway

A Level

The Academic Excellence Pathway is designed to improve our students’ chances of securing places on the most competitive university courses. It is also an opportunity for students with very good GCSE grades to stretch themselves further and develop their study skills by researching an Extended Project in a topic of interest.

GEOGRAPHY

AS AND A LEVEL (EDEXCEL)

Geography is the study of the Earth. The world we live in is changing. Geography allows you to see why and how it is changing. It can enhance communication skills, literacy and numeracy, IT literacy, spatial awareness, team working, problem solving and environmental awareness.

HISTORY

A LEVEL (EDEXCEL)

To make sense of the world we live in it is essential to understand key events, individuals, movements and conflicts that have shaped history.

PSYCHOLOGY

AS AND A LEVEL (WJEC)

Psychology is the scientific study of mind and behaviour. It is about understanding people. It is about understanding yourself. Psychology as a subject is like a jigsaw, and each piece of the jigsaw represents a different type of psychology.

SOCIOLOGY

A LEVEL (OCR)

Fascinating discussions are encouraged: “How are Facebook and Twitter changing our friendships and relationships?”, “Are two married parents better than one?” Students can acquire knowledge and a critical understanding of family life, wealth & poverty and crime & deviance.