Social Science

Curriculum Social Science

Curriculum Intent

Social Studies is a blend of Religious Studies, Citizenship and PSHE. We study the social sciences in order to nurture the natural human need to enquire and ask questions about our existence and the meaning of life. Within the subject we aim to enable students to apply historical, philosophical, theistic and political ideas to an ever-changing world.  We seek to develop students as thoughtful global citizens who embrace debate on all belief systems, including British Values, without prejudice.

Key Stage 3:

  • 3 x 60-minute lessons per fortnight.
  • Classes are set according to ability.
  • Work is complete in exercise books which are kept in school
  • Assessments are once per half term and the assessment is marked out of 20
  • Progress is monitored and tracked by the head of department and a senior leader
  • Homework is set as required; completion and submission is monitored on Class Charts
  • Awards are given every half term through nominations to the pastoral team. Students who are performing exceptionally are recognised through postcards home and positive telephone calls


Key Stage 4:


Extended Curriculum


  • Mock Trial competition – Mondays 2.45-3.15 (2021-22 – Year 10; 2022-23 – Year 9)

Extra Support

  • Students are supported through Teams, where lessons and resources are posted for KS4 students and help may be sought


  • Mock Trial – March/April – usually Burnley Magistrates’ Court
  • Parliament – day trip for KS4 students
  • Manchester Law firm – day trip for KS4 students
  • Guest speakers from Brabners LLP law firm present to y10 in the spring/summer term
  • Range of other guest speakers as opportunities arise – Tony Lloyd MP, local councillors, etc
  • Digital Young Citizens – guest speakers from the legal profession


Curriculum Content Social Science Y7 - (Content to follow)

Curriculum Content Social Science Y8 - (Content to follow)

Curriculum Content Social Science Y9 - (Content to follow)

Curriculum Content Citizenship Y10

Curriculum Content Citizenship Y11

Curriculum Content Religious Studies Y10

Curriculum Content Religious Studies Y11

Curriculum Content Health & Social Care Y10

Curriculum Content Health & Social Care Y11