Social Sciences

If you’re fascinated by people and what makes them tick, if you like to help solve problems and understand what causes them, and are interested in learning people skills you can apply in many different ways, then studying social sciences could be perfect for you.

Social sciences are not only what you study to become a social worker or a teacher, the range of careers you can pursue is much broader. Social sciences cover subjects as diverse as childcare, politics, psychology and sociology – all subjects that impact on the wider world, looking at society and the relationships among individuals within it.

As a Henley social science student, you will learn the analytical and comprehension skills that are important throughout many industries
and organisations. Social science qualifications are in high demand as you will also have transferable skills in problem solving, planning
and communicating complex technical solutions to others.

If you have a keen interest in the wider society in which you live, a curiosity about the social and cultural forces that make us the people we are, and an enthusiasm for venturing beneath the surface of current affairs, then this area of study may suit you very well.

Qualifications Offered


Applied Criminology > Extended Certificate Level 3

Applied Psychology > Extended Certificate Level 3

Children’s Play, Learning and Development > Level 3 National and Extended Diploma

Health and Social Care > Extended Diploma Level 3

Health and Social Care > Extended Certificate Level 2

Politics > A Level

Psychology > A Level

Public Services > Extended Diploma Level 3

Public Services / Social Services First Extended Certificate Level 2

Sociology > A Level

statistic showing that 49% of our sociology students achieved a high grade of A* to B
Cara was a student at the Henley College and received a triple distinction in Health and Social Care extended diploma

Student Profile


Cara McCaffrey, from Maidenhead achieved a Triple Distinction in her Extended Diploma in Health & Social Care.

“After getting cold feet with the A Levels I had chosen at my local sixth form, I applied to The Henley College at the beginning of September 2017.
I studied Health and Social Care Extended Diploma Level 3 and instantly felt like the course was for me. During my GCSEs I was interested in psychology and nursing, and starting a BTEC in a similar field allowed my interest to grow and my academic side to grow immensely.
After finishing my first year with a Distinction, I had my eyes set on university and an end goal of becoming a nurse. I applied to Cardiff
University, Southampton University, University of Birmingham, University of Surrey and Birmingham City University. After receiving offers from them all, I chose the University of Birmingham as my firm choice and Surrey as my insurance.”

Cara came to The Henley College from Newlands Girls School and went on to the University of Birmingham to study Nursing.

If you would like to study any of the courses mentioned above then you can apply now for study in September 2021 > Apply Online

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