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Social Sciences

Social Science Faculty

Mrs J Campbell- campbellj@denbigh.net
Ms L Donohue- donohuel@denbigh.net
Miss G Fletcher- fletcherg@denbigh.net
Mrs H Fry- fryh@denbigh.net
Mr P Gannaway- gannawayp@denbigh.net
Mrs M Obeata- obeatam@denbigh.net
Mrs S Rahman- rahmans@denbigh.net
Miss E Roche- rochee@denbigh.net
Mrs H Rowe- roweh@denbigh.net
Miss Y Upadhyay- upadhyayy@denbigh.net

Faculty Introduction 

The Social Sciences Faculty includes the subjects of Citizenship, Child Development, Health & Social Care, Psychology and Sociology.  We are made up of 7 teachers with staff specialising in one or more of the subjects we offer.  Our aim is toinstil in students following our courses a thirst for self-knowledge and self-improvement by studying societies, looking at the relationships people in these societies form and how we as human beings can contribute positively to our society.  

Offered as GCSE options which start in Year 9, are Health and Social Care, Psychology and Sociology, taught in 2 hours per week across a 3-year GCSE which is examined in Year 11.  Child Development is another option that can be taken from Year 10 and is taught in 3 hours per week over 2 years.  Both Health and Social Care and Child Development offer students practical, work-based skills which would enable students to continue their studies in Sixth Form or college or apply these skills in the relevant area when seeking employment after formal education. Citizenship is taught to all students in Year 9, and it is where we explore what it means to be a good citizen by being aware of your individual responsibilities within your community and the wider society, as well as developing your ability to make judgements and develop well-reasoned arguments. Students can continue to study Health and Social Care, Psychology and Sociology at A-Level.

We also aim to encourage students to look beyond themselves to improve themselves. Therefore, we offer opportunities for extra-curricular development such as essay competitions, wider school and community projects and chances for students to hear from the key thinkers themselves within the subject disciplines.

Many students who study these subjects at Denbigh pursue them further in higher education with many students going on to study disciplines such as Psychology, Medicine, International Relations, Criminology amongst others.  We strongly emphasise and encourage critical thinking, self-reflection, inclusion and tolerance and aim to develop in our learners a sense of curiosity about the world around us which will create that drive to build a better community and society.

Citizenship

Year 9

Autumn 1st half termTolerance and Respect
Autumn 2nd half termHolocaust Studies 1
Spring 1st half termHolocaust Studies 2
Spring 2nd half termBritish Values
Summer 1st half termDebating Controversial Issues
Summer 2nd half termSocial Justice

Health & Social Care

Year 9

Autumn 1st half termEffective Communication in Health and Social Care (coursework)
Autumn 2nd half termEffective Communication in Health and Social Care (coursework)
Spring 1st half termEffective Communication in Health and Social Care (coursework)
Spring 2nd half termEffective Communication in Health and Social Care (coursework)
Summer 1st half termEffective Communication in Health and Social Care (coursework)
Summer 2nd half termEffective Communication in Health and Social Care (coursework)

Year 10

Autumn 1st half termCreative Activities (coursework)
Autumn 2nd half termCreative Activities (coursework)
Spring 1st half termCreative Activities (coursework)
Spring 2nd half termFirst Aid (coursework)
Summer 1st half termFirst Aid (coursework)
Summer 2nd half termFirst Aid (coursework)

Year 11

Autumn 1st half termEssential Values of Health and Social Care (exam)
Autumn 2nd half termEssential Values of Health and Social Care (exam)
Spring 1st half termEssential Values of Health and Social Care (exam)
Spring 2nd half termEssential Values of Health and Social Care (exam)
Summer 1st half termReview of all learning
Summer 2nd half termReview of all learning

Year 12

Group 1Group 2
Autumn 1st half termBuilding Positive Relationships (coursework)Equality, Diversity and Rights
Autumn 2nd half termBuilding Positive Relationships (coursework)Equality, Diversity and Rights
Spring 1st half termBuilding Positive Relationships (coursework)Equality, Diversity and Rights and exam
Spring 2nd half termPublic Health (coursework)Anatomy and Physiology
Summer 1st half termPublic Health (coursework)Anatomy and Physiology
Summer 2nd half termPublic Health (coursework)Anatomy and Physiology

Year 13

Group 1Group 2
Autumn 1st half termSociology for Health and Social Care (coursework)Anatomy and Physiology
Autumn 2nd half termSociology for Health and Social Care (coursework)Anatomy and Physiology
Review of content
Spring 1st half termSociology for Health and Social Care (coursework)Anatomy and Physiology exam
Health, Safety and security
Spring 2nd half termSociology for Health and Social Care (coursework)Health, Safety and security
Summer 1st half termReview of contentHealth, Safety and security
Summer 2nd half termReview of contentReview of content and exams

Psychology

Year 9

Autumn 1st half termCriminal Behaviour and Research Methods
Autumn 2nd half termCriminal Behaviour and Research Methods
Spring 1st half termCriminal Behaviour and Research Methods
Spring 2nd half termSocial Influence and Research Methods
Summer 1st half termSocial Influence and Research Methods
Summer 2nd half termSocial Influence and Research Methods

Year 10

Autumn 1st half termPsychological Problems and Research Methods
Autumn 2nd half termPsychological Problems and Research Methods
Spring 1st half termMemory
Spring 2nd half termMemory
Summer 1st half termSleep and Dreaming
Summer 2nd half termSleep and Dreaming

Year 11

Autumn 1st half termDevelopment
Autumn 2nd half termDevelopment
Spring 1st half termReview of all learning
Spring 2nd half termReview of all learning
Summer 1st half termReview of all learning
Summer 2nd half termReview of all learning

Year 12

Group 1Group 2
Autumn 1st half termOrigins and ApproachesIssues and Debates
Autumn 2nd half termAttachment and Research MethodsSocial Influence and Research Methods
Spring 1st half termAttachment and Research MethodsSocial Influence and Research Methods
Biopsychology
Spring 2nd half termPsychopathologyBiopsychology
Summer 1st half termMemoryBiopsychology
Research Methods
Summer 2nd half termMemoryResearch Methods

Year 13

Group 1Group 2
Autumn 1st half termForensic Psychology and review of Year 12Gender and review of Year 12
Autumn 2nd half termForensic Psychology and review of Year 12Gender and review of Year 12
Spring 1st half termSchizophreniaReview of content
Spring 2nd half termReview of contentReview of content
Summer 1st half termReview of contentReview of content
Summer 2nd half termReview of contentReview of content

Sociology

Year 9

Autumn 1st half termIntroduction to Sociology
• Issues in sociology
• Features of society
Autumn 2nd half termIntroduction to Sociology
• Perspectives and debates
Spring 1st half termIntroduction to Sociology
• Social structures and processes
• Ways of grouping people
Spring 2nd half termIntroduction to Sociology
• Socialisation
Summer 1st half termSocial Stratification
• Types of stratification
Summer 2nd half termSocial Stratification
• Life chances
• Poverty and deprivation

Year 10

Autumn 1st half termEducation
Autumn 2nd half termEducation
Spring 1st half termEducation
Spring 2nd half termFamilies and Households
Summer 1st half termFamilies and Households
Summer 2nd half termFamilies and Households

Year 11

Autumn 1st half termCrime and Deviance
Autumn 2nd half termCrime and Deviance
Spring 1st half termCrime and Deviance
Social Stratification
Spring 2nd half termSocial Stratification
Review of Learning
Summer 1st half termReview of Learning
Summer 2nd half termReview of Learning
Exams

Year 12

Group 1Group 2
Autumn 1st half termIntroduction to Sociology
• Theories
• Education
Introduction to Sociology
• Culture
• Crime and Deviance
Autumn 2nd half termEducationCrime and Deviance
Spring 1st half termEducationCrime and Deviance
Spring 2nd half termEducationCrime and Deviance
Summer 1st half termEducationCrime and Deviance
Summer 2nd half termMethods in ContextTheories in Sociology

Year 13

Group 1Group 2
Autumn 1st half termThe MediaFamilies and Households*
Autumn 2nd half termThe MediaFamilies and Households*
Spring 1st half termThe MediaFamilies and Households*
Spring 2nd half termThe Media
Review of Learning
Families and Households*
Review of Learning
Summer 1st half termReview of LearningReview of Learning
Summer 2nd half termReview of Learning
Exams
Review of Learning

*This topic could be subject to change.

Child Development

Year 10

Autumn 1st half termUnderstand the development of a child from birth to five years
Autumn 2nd half termUnderstand the development of a child from birth to five years
Spring 1st half termUnderstand the development of a child from birth to five years
Spring 2nd half termUnderstand the development of a child from birth to five years
Summer 1st half termUnderstand the equipment and nutritional needs of children from birth to 5 years
Summer 2nd half termUnderstand the equipment and nutritional needs of children from birth to 5 years

Year 11

Autumn 1st half termUnderstand the equipment and nutritional needs of children from birth to 5 years
Autumn 2nd half termUnderstand the equipment and nutritional needs of children from birth to 5 years
Spring 1st half termHealth and well-bring for child development
Spring 2nd half termHealth and well-bring for child development
Summer 1st half termHealth and well-bring for child development
Review of Learning
Summer 2nd half termReview of Learning
Exam