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Social Science Department
 
Subjects taught in Social Sciences: 

PSHE (KS3) yr. 7

PSHE (KS3) yr. 8

PSHE (KS3) yr. 9

Psychology (KS5) – to follow

Sociology (KS5)

Public Services (KS4 & 5)

Health and Social Care (KS5) – to follow

 

Name of Staff are:

Ms K McArdle – Teacher of Social Sciences – Head of Sixth Form

Mr. P. Kennedy – Head of Social Sciences

Mrs T. Lovey – Deputy head of Social Sciences 
 
 

KS3 – PSHE

Yr. 7 –

Self identity

Introduction to PSHE

Pupils will have a sense of ‘Self-Awareness’ and ‘Self-Identity’ and will understand the importance of these.

 
Drug Education

They Recognizing drugs. What are Drugs? Pupils will know different types of legal and illegal Drugs. They will also be familiar with Laws and Rules relating to Illegal Drug use d of Social Sciences

 
Alcohol and Tobacco

To know the effects of Alcohol on the body. The pupils will understand that alcohol is dangerous, particularly for young people. They will also know the reasons why people drink alcohol.

 
Mental Health

To know the effects of Alcohol on the body. The pupils will understand that alcohol is dangerous, particularly for young people. They will also know the reasons why people drink alcohol.

 
Strengths and Weaknesses

Pupils will consider their own strengths and weaknesses and be able to set long term targets.

 
Personal Finance

Pupils will understand what budgeting means and will be able to learn some budgeting skills.

 
Bullying

Pupils will consider ways in which people are bullied. They will also consider how victims of bullying feel.

 
Sex Education

Pupils will consider the physical and emotional changes associated with puberty

 
Healthy Eating, exercise and hygiene

Pupils will explore the importance of Healthy Eating and Exercise. They will also understand the importance of bodily hygiene.

 
Staying safe

Pupils will recognize potential dangerous situations and how to avoid them.

 
Death and divorce
To introduce pupils to the fact that death is a natural part of life.
 
 

KS3 – PSHE

Yr 8

 

Self identity / The importance of family, death and divorce

Introduction to PSHE

Pupils will have a sense of ‘Self-Awareness’ and ‘Self-Identity’ and will understand the importance of these.

Pupils to question why PSHE is important to them and to understand why we study PSHE.

 

Drug Education

Pupils will agree ground rules that will enable everyone in the room to work cooperatively.

Pupils will assess previous knowledge and understanding about drugs and drug

Users.

 

Alcohol

Pupils will understand the effects of Alcohol on the body. They will be able to make informed choices about using alcohol.

 

Mental health

Pupils will recognize what makes them worry and anxious and better ways to cope with stress and anxiety.

Pupils to identify what is mental illness and can the individual change prejudice towards mentally ill people.

 

Strengths and weakness

Pupils will consider their own strengths and weaknesses and be able to set long-term targets.

 

Personal Finance and Economy

To consider why people go to work: Pupils are aware that going to work is about more than just money.

To understand the law regarding children working: Pupils know what jobs they can and cannot do.

 

Bullying

Pupils will consider ways in which people are bullied. They will also consider how victims of bullying feel.  Pupils to get advice on how to access help and where to go if they are being bullied or know someone that is.

Pupils to consider what forms ‘bullying’ takes – ie. Not just hitting but cyber bullying – email and text.

 

Sex education

Outside speakers and continue learning from year 7.

 

 

Healthy Eating and Exercise

Pupils will explore the importance of Healthy Eating and Exercise. Pupils will learn about the 5 different nutrients in food and be able to answer which nutrients can be found in which foods.

 

Staying Safe

Pupils to identify what is not a safe situation and recognize how to keep safe.

 

Pupils to act out an unsafe scenario emphasizing how to persuade a friend in their judgement.
 
 
KS3 PSHE
Yr 9
More intense programme – focusing mainly on sex education, sexually transmitted infections, drugs, personal finance and the economy.

 

KS4 –

Sociology

 

Sociology is the study of societies and the way that people share behaviour, beliefs and identity.  It helps us make sense of the world in which we live.

 

For example: 

·                    Who is more likely to commit crime?

·                    How and why have families changed?

·                    Why has the divorce rate increased and the Marriage rate decreased?

·                    Why does poverty still exist?

SUBJECT TOPICS

Crime

Education

Family

Poverty

Assessment      20% Coursework    80% Written paper
 
 

KS4 –

Public Services – BTEC

 

BTEC Public Services courses have proved to be a successful innovation amongst the student and teaching staff.  Many of our past students are now studying in areas of Public Services at undergraduate level.  This BTEC also gives students qualifications that enable students to progress further into employment or further study eg. Fire Service, Army, Police and Ambulance Services.

 

Course Content:

1.                  Uniformed Public Service Fitness

2.                  Public Service Skills

3.                  Adventurous Activities and Team Building Skills

 

Assessment:  Each unit will be assessed – grades are:

·                    Distinction

·                    Merit

·                    Pass

 
 
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