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. The learning area has well established links to local and national higher education institutions.

Our social science students enjoy a variety of trips throughout the year to national and international destinations, student work experience can be organised while on our courses. Our care students have compulsory work placements throughout the year in varied locations. 

Social Science subjects consistently offer students high levels of academic success, setting and achieving aspirational targets, and providing clear routes of progression into higher education and employment.
- James Bailey, Learning Area Manager for Social Sciences and Care
Our Sociology and Health & Social Care courses achieved 100% pass rate in 2016.

Our Courses

Childcare and Education (Early Years Educator)

Vocational Level 3

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Health & Social Care (double award)

Vocational Level 3

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Introduction to Early Years Care

Vocational Level 2

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Psychology

A Level

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Psychology GCSE

Vocational Level 2

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Sociology

A Level

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Sociology GCSE

Vocational Level 2

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Student success

Julia Stewart

Julia Stewart

Julia was a very hard working student during her time at Itchen, and was ecstatic with her high grades.

She gained an A* in Sociology, an A in Psychology and an A in Philosophy. Julia is studying Psychology at the University of Keele.

Daniel Ward

Daniel Ward

Daniel came to Itchen specifically to study Childcare. He completed his Level 3 Childcare and Education Diploma with a C grade.

Daniel went on to be employed full time working in Childcare following his education at Itchen.


Department news

Social Sciences & Care Video

We are excited to launch our brand new Social Sciences & Care video! The area features Psychology, Sociology, Health & Social Care and Childcare.  The…

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Sociology Trip to Krakow

From Monday 6 March to Wednesday 8 March, our Sociology students visited Krakow in Poland to consider their studies in a historical context.  Student Clare…

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Fantastic Sociology Results

Sociology has had a fantastic year for their results, with many students achieving top grades. Itchen's Sociology students did the best in the Hampshire,…

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Key personnel

James Bailey - Learning Area Manager for Social Sciences and Care

James Bailey

Teacher of Psychology

David Bown - Curriculum Manager

David Bown

Teacher of Sociology