Social Sciences and Community Learning

The Social Sciences and Community Learning Faculty offer a wide range of interesting, engaging and exciting courses at Key Stage 4. Students enjoy learning new subjects that they have never studied before and they are very popular with students.

Head of Faculty

Ms C Pym (cpym@wrhs1118.co.uk)


Faculty Subjects

  • Health and Social Care
  • Child Development
  • Sociology
  • Psychology
  • Law

Key Stage 4

  • Cambridge OCR – Child Development
  • Edexcel BTEC Tech – Health and Social Care
  • GCSE AQA – Psychology
  • GCSE AQA – Sociology

Option Subjects

  • GCSE Child Development – Cambridge OCR
  • GCSE Health and Social Care – Edexcel BTEC Tech
  • GCSE Psychology (8182) – AQA
  • GCSE Sociology – (8192) AQA

GCSE Sociology

AQA

2 units, 2 exams:

  • Unit 1 – exam 50%
  • Unit 2 – exam 50%

Units studied in Year 10

Unit 1 –Theory and Methodology, Education, Family

This unit is an introduction to Sociology. Students learn how sociologists study society and the methods they use. They then look at the sociology of education and the family.

Units studied in Year 11

Unit 2 – Crime and deviance, Social Stratification, Theory and Methodology


GCSE Psychology

AQA

2 units, 2 exams:

  • Unit 1 – exam 50%
  • Unit 2 – exam 50%

Units studied in Year 10

Unit 1 – Making sense of other people

This unit is an introduction to Psychology. Students study topics such as Memory, Research Methods, Perception and Development.

Units studied in Year 11

Unit 2 – Understanding other people

This unit builds on Unit 1 and students study topics such as learning, social influence and aggression, language and communication, Neuropsychology


GCSE Health and Social Care

Edexcel –BTEC Tech Award

3 components:

  1. Human Lifespan Development (Internal assessment)
  2. Health and Social Care Services and Values (Internal assessment)
  3. Health and Well Being (External assessment – task set by board)

Students study human growth and development and factors affecting it. Then they look at the effects of relationships and life events on personal growth and development.


Child Development

OCR Cambridge

2 units (assignments) , 1 exam:

  • RO18 – Exam (50%)
  • RO19 – Assignment (25%)
  • RO20 – Assignment (25%)

Units studied in Year 10 (exam RO18 and assignment RO19)

Unit R018 – Health and Well Being for Child Development:

  • Understand reproduction and the roles and responsibilities of parenthood
  • Understand antenatal care and preparation for birth
  • Understand postnatal checks, postnatal provision and conditions for development
  • Understand how to recognise, manage and prevent childhood illnesses
  • Know about child safety

Unit R019 – Understand the equipment and nutritional needs of children from birth to five years

The exam board set the tasks but generally includes such areas as:

  • Key factors when choosing equipment for children from birth to five years
  • Nutritional requirements for children from birth to five years
  • Practical feeding solutions for children from birth to five years

Units studied in Year 11 (now doing RO20 plus revision of RO18)

Unit R020: Understand the development of a child from birth to five years

The exam board set the tasks but generally includes such areas as:

  • The physical, intellectual and social developmental norms
  • Types of play and their benefits
  • Planning different play activities for a chosen developmental area
  • Carrying out and recording the play activities with a child
  • Comparing the child with expected development norms
  • Evaluating the play activities

Quality Marks, Awards & Affiliations

We strive for excellence and are very proud of our achievements and affiliations.

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