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Introduction to the Social Sciences (Year 8)

This one day event aims to introduce the content and language of the social sciences to year 8 pupils who are considering their GCSE choices.

Staff and students from LSE work with pupils to explore the social sciences, their relevance to the big questions of the day and how GCSE choices can facilitate the progression into the study of social sciences at higher level.

Subjects are introduced through a 45 minute formal lecture by LSE academics. Previous topics have included analysing why apartheid failed and exploring what our food says about our culture. The day also includes student led Q and A sessions and a tour of the LSE campus.

There are three Introduction to the Social Sciences sessions this academic year. LSE can accommodate up to 80 Year 8 pupils per session usually split between two or three schools.

Available to London state schools which are performing below the national average or have free schools meals (FSM) at 35% or above. Preference is for schools to select gifted and talented Year 8 students who are on FSM and with no family history of higher education.

If you have any questions about this project or are interested in booking future dates please contact widening.participation@lse.ac.uk