Social Sciences

Introduction

The Social Sciences Department offers GCSE and A Levels in Sociology and Psychology. We also offer BTEC Health & Social Care at Level 2 and Level 3. 

KS4

GCSE Sociology
Students have the opportunity to study the sociology of the family, education, mass media, crime and deviance, social inequalities and social research methods. Students are encouraged to question evidence and issues and develop their critical and evaluation skills. There is a smooth progression from GCSE to A-level Sociology.

GCSE Psychology
GCSE Psychology offers an engaging and effective introduction to psychology with fresh and modern content. Students will learn the fundamentals of the subject including units of work on memory, non-verbal communication, aggression, research methods, gender and development of personalities.

Btec Health and Social care
The BTEC Tech Award in Health and Social Care is designed to provide a broad introduction to working in the sector and offer opportunities for accessing further study, such as a BTEC National qualification or an appropriate NVQ. The BTEC Award is equivalent to one GCSE - A* to C.  Health and Social Care is assessed through the completion of 3 units (2 coursework 1 external examination). These units ensure students have a thorough knowledge of Health and Social Care settings and how healthcare professionals can ensure excellent service.

KS5

A-Level Sociology
Sociology provides students with the exciting opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of the world around them and reflect on social issues that are often relevant to their own social experiences. The curriculum includes the key sociological themes of socialisation, culture, identity, power, control and inequality. Students will also study the fascinating new topic of globalisation and the digital social world, an area that’s extremely relevant to the way we communicate as a society today.

A-Level Psychology
Psychology offers a great opportunity for students’ to apply knowledge and understanding rather than just acquiring knowledge, thereby developing students’ transferable skills of analysis, evaluation and critical thinking. Students will study units including social influence, memory, attachment, psychopathology, biopsychology, data handling and analysis and research methods.

Health & Social Care Level 3
The BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care is designed to provide progression to a university degree in an appropriate vocational discipline, to apply for an apprenticeship, or to enter employment.  Health and Social Care is assessed through the completion of 8 units, 6 of them are compulsory and 2 are optional.  These units ensure students have sufficient knowledge of Health and Social Care settings to be able to study related fields at university.  The BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care is equivalent to two A Levels. Students also must complete two weeks of work experience in a related field.

Qualifications

KS4

Qualification

Examining Body

GCSE Sociology (9-1)

WJEC

GCSE Psychology (9-1)

AQA

Btec Tech Award Level 1/2 in Health and Social Care

Edexcel

KS5

Qualification

Examining Body

A Level Psychology

AQA

A Level Sociology

OCR

Btec National Diploma in Health and Social Care

Edexcel

Cambridge Technical Level 2

OCR

 

Staff

Mrs Culkeen

Head of Social Sciences - ellen.culkeen@slougheton.com

Miss Lary

Assistant Head Teacher/Teacher of Sociology

Ms Shallow

Assistant Head Teacher/Teacher of Sociology

Ms Ranu

Teacher of Sociology

Mr Cranston

Teacher of Sociology

Mrs Dhillon

Teacher of Psychology

Mrs Khan

Teacher of Psychology

Ms Hunt

Teacher of Health and Social Care

Mrs Jewell

Teacher of Health and Social Care