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. 

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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. 

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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.

BTEC National Extended Certificate in Health and Social Care

The BTEC Level 3 Extended Certificate 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 4 units, 3 of which are compulsory and 1 is 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 Extended Certificate in Health and Social Care is equivalent to one A Levels.

Qualifications

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Qualification

Examining Body

GCSE Sociology (9-1)

AQA

GCSE Psychology (9-1)

AQA

GCSE Citizenship (9-1)

Edexcel

Cambridge National in Health and Social Care

OCR

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Qualification

Examining Body

A Level Psychology

AQA

A Level Sociology

OCR

Btec National Extended Certificate in Health and Social Care

Edexcel

 

Staff

Mrs E Culkeen

Social Sciences - Curriculum Leader - ecu@slougheton.com

Mr M Weeks

Head of Sixth form / Teacher of Sociology

Mrs Z Mughal

Teacher of Psychology

Ms J McGilliary

Teacher of Sociology / Subject Lead for Citizenship

Miss H Mehar

Teacher of Health and Social Care