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. 

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, Head of Faculty for Social Sciences & 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

Read more

Health & Social Care (triple award)

Vocational Level 3

Read more

Introduction to Early Years Education & Care

Vocational Level 2

Read more

Psychology

A Level

Read more

Psychology

Vocational Level 2

Read more

Sociology

A Level

Read more

Sociology GCSE

Vocational Level 2

Read more

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

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…

Read more >

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…

Read more >

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…

Read more >
More News

Key personnel

James Bailey - Head of Faculty for Social Sciences & Care

James Bailey

Teacher of Psychology