Social Sciences

At John Mason, Social Science consists of:

Psychology (KS3-5)
Sociology (KS3-4)
Business (KS4-5)
Politics (KS5)
Philosophy (KS5)

These subjects all have lots of application to everyday life. They help to understand and explain why people behave the way that they do, how they respond to the world around them and how structures in society are organised.

In Key Stage 3 students have a small introduction to social science as part of their humanities curriculum. The aim is to give them a small insight about what psychology and sociology involve as subjects as these subjects are predominantly studied at GCSE and A level. Students study concepts such as how we learn new behaviours in psychology and about the structure and types of families in sociology.

To be successful in social science, students need to be willing to discuss ideas, apply theories to real life examples, be aware of current affairs and to be able to think critically about the world around them.

Director of faculty; Ms E Tilley (Psychology)

Contact details:

Teachers in faculty; Ms A Thornton (Head of Business Studies), Mrs A Rose (Sociology), Mrs A Scott (Politics), Mr R Conway (Philosophy)

KS4 Courses:

GCSE Psychology: AQA GCSE (9-1)
GCSE Business: Edexcel GCSE (9-1)

KS5 Courses:

A level psychology: AQA
A level sociology: AQA
A level politics: AQA
A level business studies: AQA
A level philosophy: AQA