Grammar School

Group 3 - Individuals and Societies

Group 3: Individuals and Societies

Overview of Courses

Group 3 subjects study individuals and societies. More commonly, these subjects are collectively known as the human sciences or social sciences. In essence, group 3 subjects explore the interactions between humans and their environment in time, space and place.

The international perspective in all group 3 subjects provides a sound platform for the promotion of international understanding and, inherently, the intercultural awareness necessary to prepare students for global citizenship. Above all, it helps to foster respect and understanding of people and events in a variety of cultures throughout the world.

There are 3 courses on offer, all at standard and higher level. To take these courses, you do not need to have studied any of these subjects before, but if you have a minimum of a C in the GCSE is required.


Entry criteria




C in GCSE English

C in GCSE English


C in GCSE English

C in GCSE English


C in GCSE English

C in GCSE English

If you wish to study 2 group 3 subjects, the other can be taken instead of a group 6 subject.

You will not be able to study all 3 of these subjects.

Standard or Higher Level?

While many of the skills of studying these subjects are common to both SL and HL, the HL student is required, through in-depth study, to synthesize and critically evaluate knowledge. For Higher Level students, the subject is studied to a greater depth, which places a greater demand on the student. If you aim to study a human or social science, or a related subject such as Law at university, you should take these subjects at Higher Level.

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