Welcome to Social Sciences & Care

Social Science & Care is a well-established and high achieving learning area, with a clear history of supporting students to exceed their target grades. Subjects are taught by a highly qualified team of specialists, some of whom are nationally acclaimed authors in their subjects. Our Social Science students enjoy a variety of trips throughout the year to national and international destinations and work experience can be organised while on our courses. Our Care students have compulsory work placements throughout the year in varied locations. 

I absolutely loved my time at Itchen. My teachers were very helpful and if I had any problems with anything I always had help. The best teacher I've ever had by far was James Bailey (Psychology). He goes above and beyond to help his students in any way he possibly can. James is a clear example of what an amazing and passionate teacher is and is what they should all be.
- Amber Alden, Bitterne Park School
Our Sociology and Psychology courses achieved a 99% overall pass rate in 2017.
In 2017 our Care courses achieved a 100% pass rate with students going on to higher education or into the workplace.

Our Courses

Childcare and Education (Early Years Educator)

Vocational Level 3

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Health & Social Care (triple award)

Vocational Level 3

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Introduction to Early Years Education & Care

Vocational Level 2

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Psychology

A Level

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Sociology

A Level

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See us in action

Student success

Anna Townsend

Anna Townsend

Anna worked hard to get her high grades, especially in Sociology and her Extended Project Qualification. 

She gained A*ABA grades in Sociology, English Language, History and Extended Project Qualification. 

Anna is now going onto the Russell Group university of the University of Southampton to study Sociology and Criminology. 

Caitlin Berry

Caitlin Berry

Caitlin is a local student from The Sholing Technology College and studied Childcare (Early Years' Educator) at the college. 

She gained an A in her full-time childcare qualification. 

Caitlin is now going on to university to study Primary Teaching.


Department news

Alumni Story: Paving the Way for Future Education

Emma Lennard attended Itchen in 2001-2003. She's now working at the Department for Education, helping to create a T Level in Education and Childcare. This is…

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Results Success for Social Sciences & Care

The Faculty of Social Sciences & Care is celebrating excellent results this year and continues to significantly add value to its learners. Students have…

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Another Successful Year for Care at Itchen

Our Childcare and Early Years students have seen even more successful outcomes with all students gaining very high grades. Most of the Level 3 Childcare and…

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Key personnel

James Bailey - Head of Faculty for Social Sciences & Care

James Bailey

Teacher of Psychology