IB Social Cultural Anthropology Block A

Social Sciences

Social Sciences
Social Sciences
We are only accepting one application per candidate.

What will you be working towards?

Code S4
Qualification Type International Baccalaureate Diploma
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time


The IB social and cultural anthropology course offers an opportunity for students to become acquainted with anthropological perspectives and ways of thinking, and to develop critical, reflexive knowledge. Social and cultural anthropology contributes a distinctive approach to intercultural awareness and understanding. Anthropology fosters the development of citizens who are globally aware and ethically sensitive. 


The social and cultural anthropology course for both Standard Level and Higher Level students is designed to introduce the principles, practices and materials of the discipline. The aims are to:

  • explore principles of social and cultural life and characteristics of societies and cultures
  • develop an awareness of historical, scientific and social contexts within which social and cultural anthropology has developed
  • develop in the student a capacity to recognize preconceptions and assumptions of their own social and cultural environments
  • develop an awareness of relationships between local, regional and global processes and issues.

How will it be delivered?

Combination of coursework assignments and end of year examinations.

Entry requirements

4 GCSEs grades at 4 including English

Your next steps...

Students can go on to university to study all manner of social sciences, and social policy related degrees.