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Great to see the partnership between and Hampton flourishing 👏👏


We were so proud to see the culmination of many months of hard work by our talented performers. What a fantastic performance! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻


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Fab first night for the The Wizard of Oz starring young actors from Hampton and . This is the 9th co-production between our two schools. See below from the first show, The Diary of Anne Frank (2012). Recognise anyone?


Some of our fantastic career speed interviewers. Thanks everyone


On Friday 7 Feb, School was abuzz to the sound of careers for Year 9’s Speed Networking Event. A huge thank you to fantastic volunteers who informed and inspired students on a diverse range of careers. Now Y9 know their actuary from their architect. A truly inspiring morning.


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Today is . Together we must to challenge prejudice and hatred, and work towards a better future. Watch and share our film for .


Students marked the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz and stood together for


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Well done ⁦⁩ Chamber Choir - through to the finals 👏


Absolutely! Thanks Silvia for all your work with us this year 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻


Students in Year 9 are watching presentations from their peers who have been working with and to learn about in order to


We are excited to be hosting Barracudas again this Easter and Summer. Visit or call 01480 467 567 to book


Congratulations to Philippa Nunn OBE! Awarded in New Years Honours 2020 for services to education. Philippa was headteacher at Waldegrave until January 2019. Well deserved, we are all so proud of her.


Year 10 making Christmas crystals 🎄#science


Year 7 getting in the Christmas mood. Great talent to enjoy in years to come 🎄😊#live music


The voices of angels 😇 music


Another Year another amazing Christmas Concert🎄😊#live music


It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas 🎵


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Festive running club this morning. These girls are ready for their Christmas day park runs.


Have a headache? You need some synthesised aspirin. Year 13 hard at work


Year 11 testing for positive ions

Social Sciences

The Social Science department at Waldegrave offers both Psychology and Sociology at A Level. The social sciences aim to examine and explain human beings, their behaviour. They also aim to equip students with the skills to critically evaluate the society around them; we want students to feel empowered to ask challenging questions of the social world around them.

A wide range of teaching strategies are used in the department. Both subjects are delivered by specialist teachers who are committed to delivering engaging lessons that consistently support and challenge students. Opportunities outside the classroom are offered such as speakers, conferences and lectures that stimulate interest and debate: students enjoy the diverse experiences they receive.

Psychology students study both social and biological aspects of behaviour. It is the scientific study of the human mind and behaviour, and Waldegrave students find it intriguing and relevant. The OCR qualification promotes the development of a wide range of skills including interpreting and critically assessing scientific data and researching and evaluating a range of sources. In Sociology, students follow the OCR A Level which inspires students to reflect upon the world we live in, fostering an understanding of the inter-relationships between individuals, groups, institutions and societies. Students have the exciting opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of the world around them and reflect on social issues that are often relevant to their own social experiences.

Students report the huge benefits that studying the social sciences bring and many students go on to study the social sciences at university, leading to a diverse range of careers. The department occupies a unique position in the sixth form and generates a distinct way of viewing the social world. 

Social Sciences Learning Plan