Social Sciences

 

SOCIAL SCIENCE

 

 

The Social Sciences at King Edwards are very popular subjects with many students continuing their studies at University in Psychology, Sociology, Criminology and other related subjects.  As a department we have high expectations of all students who chose to study Psychology and/or Sociology at A-level.

 

PSYCHOLOGY

Psychology is the scientific study of people, the mind and behaviour. (British Psychological Society)

 Psychology 2015 – topic details

Brain structurePsychology Tree

Brain Structure                                                                Psychology Tree

SOCIOLOGY

Sociology seeks to understand all aspects of human social behaviour, including the social dynamics of small groups of people, large organisations, communities, institutions and even entire societies. (British Sociological Association)

 Sociology 2015 – topic details

Staff

ü  Mrs J Cottier-Cooper (Head of Social Science and Psychology teacher)

ü  Mr M Shaw (Assistant Head Teacher and Sociology teacher)

ü  Mrs A Bailiss (Sociology teacher)

 

Curriculum

At present Psychology and Sociology are only available as post-16 subjects.

 

  • AQA AS and A-level Psychology

http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/psychology/as-and-a-level/psychology-7181-7182

 

AS Level (2015-16)

A Level (2015-17)

Unit   1 Introductory   topics in Psychologyü    Social influenceü  Memoryü  Attachment Introductory topics in Psychologyü    Social influenceü  Memoryü  Attachmentü  Psychopathology
Unit   2 Psychology in contextü  Approaches in Psychologyü  Biopsychologyü  Psychopathologyü  Research methods Psychology in contextü  Approaches in Psychologyü  Biopsychologyü  Research methods
Unit   3 N/A Issues and options in Psychologyü  Issues and debates in Psychologyü  Genderü  Stressü  Forensic Psychology

 

  • AQA AS and A-level Sociology

http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/sociology/as-and-a-level/sociology-7191-7192

AS Level

A Level

Unit 1 Education with Methods in   Contextü  Educationü  Methods in Context Education with Theory & Methodsü  Educationü  Methods in Contextü  Sociological Theory & Methods
Unit 2 Research Methods & Topics   in Sociologyü  Families   & Householdsü  Research Methods Topics in Sociologyü  Families   & Householdsü  The Media
Unit 3 N/A Crime & Deviance with   Theory & Methodsü  Crime & Devianceü  Research Methodsü  Sociological Theory

 

Useful websites

Psychology:

http://www.bps.org.uk/

http://www.bps.org.uk/careers-education-training/careers-education-and-training

http://thepsychologist.bps.org.uk/

http://digest.bps.org.uk/

 

Sociology:

http://www.britsoc.co.uk/

http://www.britsoc.co.uk/what-is-sociology/sociologist-careers.aspx

http://www.britsoc.co.uk/media-centre/in-the-news.aspx