Social Sciences

The faculty comprises humanities - Geography, History and Religion and Life - plus sociology, psychology, the Extended Project Qualification and BTEC Health and Social Care

Head of Faculty : Mr G Delbourgo



A range of subjects are taught within the faculty: Extended Project, Geography, Health and Social Care, History, Religion and Life, Sociology & Psychology.

  • Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) – develop independent critical thinking and research skills.
  • Geography – explains where places are, how places and landscapes are formed, how populations and their physical environment interact, and how a diverse range of economies, cultures and environments are interconnected.
  • Health and Social Care –  consider the needs of individuals within the health and social care sector.  Identify effective and ineffective practices.
  • History – understanding of how the past has shaped present relationships and development in the modern world
  • Religion and Life – explore the main beliefs and practices of the six major world religions
  • Psychology – explore the different explanations for human behaviour
  • Sociology – explore a range of issues and functions within society


In-depth information about the faculty:

Faculty aims and ethos


The aim of the faculty is to develop an interest in a range of subjects and provide students with knowledge of the contemporary world we live in which will extend beyond their school career


The social sciences faculty at ECS has a shared vision. This informs our endeavors as a department and as teachers. In our department, every child matters; every person’s opinion counts and is valued. We take pleasure in sharing our world experiences by bringing social sciences to life and making it relevant to every one of us.

The faculty staff aim to:

  • Foster and nurture a spirit of enquiry and continuous improvement
  • Draw on a rich variety of experience and views to support a GROWTH mindset to the teaching and learning experience.
  • Enable and facilitate students to make rapid progress by embedding challenge into lessons that are engaging, contemporary and meet individuals’ learning needs.
  • Inspire students to follow a social sciences path in further education.

For students, we seek to engender

  • Tolerance and respect of others cultures, behaviours and beliefs.
  • Knowledge and understanding of their ever changing planet and its population.
  • An understanding of how the past has shaped present relationships and development in the modern world
  • Lasting awareness of the changing world
  • Sensitivity and empathy towards others
  • Independent, and critical, thinking
  • A sense of wonder and enquiry
  • The development of skills (literacy, numeracy, geographical, cartographic, etc.)
  • A culture of risk-taking through an acceptance that making mistakes is part of the learning process
  • High expectations, self-discipline and meta-learning
  • Self-reliance and independence

Students are encouraged to reflect on:


  • Personal, social, religious and health issues
  • The importance of British values and their role within a multi-cultural society
  • Moral and ethical issues
  • How our actions have consequences on others and the surrounding world


List of staff and their roles:


Society, Health & Development