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14/02/20

Retweetd From Hampton School

Great to see the partnership between and Hampton flourishing 👏👏 https://t.co/orNIGd792y

14/02/20

We were so proud to see the culmination of many months of hard work by our talented performers. What a fantastic performance! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 https://t.co/Hc7rHgxOo2

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13/02/20

Retweetd From Hampton School Partnerships

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? https://t.co/o5iHYSFqcq

http://www.twitter.com/waldegravesch/status/1226549019687768064

09/02/20

Some of our fantastic career speed interviewers. Thanks everyone https://t.co/NcsXCQmPS4

08/02/20

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.

http://www.twitter.com/waldegravesch/status/1221759828487475200

27/01/20

Retweetd From Holocaust Memorial Day Trust

Today is . Together we must to challenge prejudice and hatred, and work towards a better future. Watch and share our film for . https://t.co/mGc8Zh6IXL

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27/01/20

Students marked the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz and stood together for https://t.co/7pt8GG2KFW

http://www.twitter.com/waldegravesch/status/1219381620211429376

20/01/20

Retweetd From Carol Barnes

Well done ⁦⁩ Chamber Choir - through to the finals 👏 https://t.co/zS53MP7XsM

17/01/20

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

http://www.twitter.com/waldegravesch/status/1218178752498274304

17/01/20

Students in Year 9 are watching presentations from their peers who have been working with and to learn about in order to https://t.co/WPc4tabdrh

http://www.twitter.com/waldegravesch/status/1215264193747804161

09/01/20

We are excited to be hosting Barracudas again this Easter and Summer. Visit https://t.co/dtaTVI6SPV or call 01480 467 567 to book https://t.co/MH1Fp7pZFE

30/12/19

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.

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18/12/19

Year 10 making Christmas crystals 🎄#science https://t.co/LW6VLTfAHV

http://www.twitter.com/waldegravesch/status/1206680128237056000

16/12/19

Year 7 getting in the Christmas mood. Great talent to enjoy in years to come 🎄😊#live music https://t.co/7RldnFsgwl

http://www.twitter.com/waldegravesch/status/1206670418909761536

16/12/19

The voices of angels 😇 music https://t.co/29uMP73Jan

http://www.twitter.com/waldegravesch/status/1206661821819691008

16/12/19

Another Year another amazing Christmas Concert🎄😊#live music https://t.co/5uCNPAqcXP

http://www.twitter.com/waldegravesch/status/1205471652773027842

13/12/19

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas 🎵 https://t.co/Uwn3G2LYNf

http://www.twitter.com/waldegravesch/status/1204890966232051713

11/12/19

Retweetd From WaldegraveDofE

Festive running club this morning. These girls are ready for their Christmas day park runs. https://t.co/ezD96SAIUe

http://www.twitter.com/waldegravesch/status/1204844557973774336

11/12/19

Have a headache? You need some synthesised aspirin. Year 13 hard at work https://t.co/P9eWFpTQhJ

http://www.twitter.com/waldegravesch/status/1204843925686693890

11/12/19

Year 11 testing for positive ions https://t.co/yrzGw9roAs

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