This group comprises Geography, Geology*, Politics and Economics. These subjects (and their offshoots) form a considerable proportion of contemporary university courses.
Of these, only Geography is taught in the Shells (with three periods per cycle) and at GCSE, but the other three are all thriving A level subjects. As an Option at GCSE, Geography is taught for either four or five periods per cycle, depending on the option block and year. In the sixth form, all these subjects are taught for ten periods a cycle.
*Geology is not a SociaI Science, but is grouped with them as boys usually consider it as an option alongside, for example, Geography and/or Economics.