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IB Social and Cultural Anthropology at The Whitstable School

Course description

The social and cultural anthropology course offers an opportunity for students to explore and understand humankind in all its diversity through the comparative study of culture and human societies. In studying this course students will come to appreciate how anthropology as a discipline contributes to an understanding of contemporary issues, such as war and conflict, the environment, poverty, injustice, inequality, and human and cultural rights.

The study of social and cultural anthropology offers critical insight into the continuities as well as dynamics of social change and the development of societies, and challenges cultural assumptions. Students undertaking this course will have the opportunity to become acquainted with anthropological perspectives and ways of thinking, and to develop critical, reflexive knowledge. Individuals and societies, social and cultural anthropology contributes to a distinctive approach to intercultural awareness and understanding. It allows students to develop the capacity to recognize preconceptions and assumptions of their own social and cultural environments through an exploration of both the familiar and unfamiliar worlds of other people.

Course content

Students could study themes such as, Globalisation, Migration and Art, and within these themes students will explore the various issues, views and concepts. It enables students to explore relationships, emphasizing the interdependence of social, economic, and political institutions and processes, and their dynamic interrelations to beliefs, values and practices.

Entry requirements

Grade 4 in both GCSE Maths & English


Internal assessment: 20% External assessment: 80%

Future opportunities

Students who do well at the IBCP are well placed to move into the world of work, Higher or Further education. They will have the qualifications, skills and qualities that are valued by employers in all sectors.

Further information

For further information please contact Miss A Holmes


or if you have any questions regarding any of the IBCP courses please contact

Mrs L Brown -

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 27 October 2018
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years.