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, Perception, Development, Research methods, Social Influence, Language, thought and communication, Brain and Neuropsychology and Psychological problems.

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 - 9-1.  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.

Btec Tech Award Child Development (Level 2 Year 12)

The Btec tech award in child development is designed to help progress students onto a level 3 course in child development or into an apprenticeship into child care. The qualification is equivalent to 1 GCSE grade 9-1.  Students cover 3 units. 1 of which is examination based. 

Btec First Award Public Services (Level 2 Year 12)  

 The Btec first award in public services is designed to help progress students onto a level 3 course or  into an apprenticeship into public services. The qualification is equivalent to 1 GCSE grade 9-1.  Students cover 3 units. 1 of which is examination based. 

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

Btec First in Public Services (level 2)

Btec Tech Award in Child Development  (level 2)

Edexcel

Edexcel

 

Staff

Mrs Culkeen

Social Sciences - Curriculum Leader - ECU@slougheton.com
Mr J Cranston

Acting Assistant SENCO/Deputy Curriculum Leader for Social Sciences

Mr Weeks

Head of Sixth form / Teacher of Sociology
Ms Jewell Teacher of Health and Social Care

Mrs Dhillon

Teacher of Psychology
Miss N Hunt  Associate Assistant Headteacher

Miss H Malik

 

Mr Bhatti

Teacher of Public Services