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Social Sciences

“It’s not rocket science. It’s social science- the science of understanding people’s needs and their unique relationship with art, literature, history, music, work, philosophy, community, technology and psychology. The act of design is structuring and creating that balance.” – Clement Mok

The Social sciences department at Walthamstow Academy teaches a range of subjects that enables pupils to relate to the world that we live in and to understand different cultures and societies. Throughout this, students develop skills that prepare them for the wider world of education and work.


  • RE at KS3, KS4 and KS5
  • Health and Social care at KS4 and KS5
  • Philosophy and Ethics at KS5 
  • Psychology at KS5
  • Sociology at KS5

Sociology Key Stage 5

Sociology A-Level

Exam Board: AQA

Entry Requirements: GCSE Grade 5 in English

Subject Content:

Students will learn how to use their knowledge and understanding of society and sociological theory. They will learn how concepts relate to the contexts of the changing society we live in and apply research and experiences to uncover and develop ways in which we come to understand people.

Units Studied in Year 12 & 13:

Component 1 - Education and Research methods. 33% of qualification.

Component 2 - Families and Religious Beliefs in society. 33% of qualification.

Component 3: Crime and Deviance and Theory and methods. 33% of qualification.

For more information or if you have any questions, please contact MS Suleman

The Social Sciences Team

  • Ms Andrea Campbell – Head of RE 
  • Ms Melanie O'Brien – Head of Psychology
  • Ms Lashanna Hamilton – Head of RE (Maternity Cover) & Head of Year 9
  • Ms Caryn Coley
  • Ms Miriam Sulehman
  • Ms Neeta Dhaliwal


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