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Social Sciences

Our Vision

The Social science department encompasses; Business, Criminology, Economics, Psychology and Sociology. All subjects focus on the study of society and are offered at A-Level in the Sixth form.

Across Business and Economics our aim is to provide students with a high-quality education where all students are given the opportunity to succeed, enjoy and understand Business and/or Economics and the importance of the subjects to their life. We want our students to apply their understanding of Business and/or Economics and prepare them with the right combination of skills, knowledge and understanding for life in the 21st century.

Across Psychology, Criminology and Sociology, all subjects focus on the study of society and human behaviour, and are only offered at A-Level in the Sixth form. Social Sciences allow students apply what they learn to their everyday lives.

Curriculum Intent for Business

Business Studies provides transferable skills allowing students a smooth transition from an educational environment to a work environment, by providing an insight to a multitude of business sectors and departments.

At St Saviour’s and St Olave’s students studying business will develop a range of life skills including:

  • enhancing team working
  • problem solving
  • independent learning
  • communication skills

Alongside these life skills we want to instil confidence in our students to make themselves stand out in a competitive working environment. 

Students will take a proactive part in their studies by maintaining a good understanding of current affairs and applying this to their studies on the impact of the external environment on business. Business Studies will also nurture their creative side in developing marketing and promotional campaigns, planning and pitching a business idea whilst also developing their financial acumen.