Subjects offered at AS and A2 are geography (AQA), history (OCR), psychology (AQA), sociology (AQA), government and politics (Edexcel).
The geography course at A Level develops an understanding of the processes at work on our planet as well as how human interact with these. Key aspects include water & carbon cycles, coastal systems, hazards, global systems & governance, identity & place and resource security. Fieldwork visits will contribute towards a 4,000 word report that students will complete as part of their independent investigation.
The history course contains three units, looking in detail at fifteenth and sixteenth century Spain, twentieth century Britain and warfare from 1792-1918. There are two examinations and one extended coursework essay to complete over the two years.
For AS psychology, we study the topics of memory, key approaches in psychology, psychopathology, research methods, attachments, issues and debates, biopsychology and social psychology. For A2 psychology, these topics are revisited and in addition, we study forensic psychology, relationships and schizophrenia.
In sociology, Year12 we study the family and households, education and methods. In Year 13 we study crime and deviance, theories and methods and development.
In government and politics year 12 we study the organisation of the UK government and its current political system. In year 13 we study the organisation of the American government and its political processes.