The most scientific of the humanities and the most humanistic of the sciences.
Anthropology is the study of what it means to be human in diverse societies around the world today, and how people interact with and change their environments. We look at humanity from different angles including social and cultural as well as biological and evolutionary perspectives.
Anthropology is interested in all aspects of people’s lives; their habits, beliefs, rituals and myths. By studying the everyday details of people’s lives, anthropologists explore what makes us uniquely human and so culturally diverse.
Studying Anthropology will offer you the chance to grapple with these fundamental questions and appreciate topical debates about personal identity, human rights, development, globalisation, sustainability and ethnic conflict. You will be introduced to key ideas and critical reasoning skills which complement many A level subjects in the humanities and social and human sciences.
“Every lesson, in Anthropology, I am encouraged to debate and evaluate the content we learn about. The subject itself is very rich, we learn about cultures across the world and examine issues and theories which relate to us all. I fell in love with subject straight away and I am continuing my study of it at Goldsmiths University”.
Matilda Rodway ex Helenswood School, Hastings
Unit 1: Being Human: Unity and Diversity
Unit 2: Becoming a Person: Identity and Belonging
Unit 3: Global and Local: Societies, Environments and Globalisation
Unit 4: Practising Anthropology: Methods and Investigations
As for all advanced courses including C grade or above in English Language GCSE
HOW THE COURSES ARE ASSESSED
AS & A2: 100% exam
WHERE DOES IT LEAD?
Anthropology is a rapidly growing Higher Education choice, but the A level will be good preparation for a range of higher education courses in the social and human sciences and humanities. Careers involving working with or for people.
Ruth Grier and Lee Gray