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I am Head of Social Sciences teaching AS/A level Sociology and Psychology. For many years I’ve taught History through to A'level and Archaeology through to GCSE and have been Citizenship/PSHE coordinator. I am currently an accredited Lead Practitioner (leading on Stretch and Challenge), an AQA Senior Examiner for Sociology Paper 3 and an AQA EPQ Moderator. I’ve authored an AS/A level Sociology Revision book for Paper 1 (AQA), published by Collins - for the current 2015 Spec.

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I am Head of Social Sciences teaching AS/A level Sociology and Psychology. For many years I’ve taught History through to A'level and Archaeology through to GCSE and have been Citizenship/PSHE coordinator. I am currently an accredited Lead Practitioner (leading on Stretch and Challenge), an AQA Senior Examiner for Sociology Paper 3 and an AQA EPQ Moderator. I’ve authored an AS/A level Sociology Revision book for Paper 1 (AQA), published by Collins - for the current 2015 Spec.
Humanist Approach - AQA Psychology A'Level 7182/2
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Humanist Approach - AQA Psychology A'Level 7182/2

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A PowerPoint with a whole lesson activity using the Green Haired Girl book and assessment marking activity, along with a range of activities to help develop understanding of core concepts. AQA Psychology A'Level 7182/2
Introduction to Sociology for Yr 11 Taster Day: Establishing Society
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Introduction to Sociology for Yr 11 Taster Day: Establishing Society

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This provides a 1 hour starter/taster to sociology develops the ideas of society, role, stereotyping - as well as developing themes such as social control, belief, family, education etc. The session is taught through the PowerPoint and based around discussion of the roles needed for society, whats needed to create a functional society, who would best provide the roles and inevitably stereotyping. Students typically discuss the need for power and control and who has it. This leads to some nice early ideas developing Marxism and Functionalism. Accompanying resources are attached. This is based on the lifeboat game. I have a 2 taster sessions (both uploaded).
Psychology Film Club
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Psychology Film Club

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I began Psychology Film Club as an enrichment activity. It took off and turned out to be a good idea. Students can bring popcorn, and you could introduce gold cards for regular attenders. I have included a list of films and their links to part of the course (watch the age category obviously). I have also included the various posters advertising film club,
Introduction to Psychology for Yr 11 Taster Day: Artificial Intelligence
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Introduction to Psychology for Yr 11 Taster Day: Artificial Intelligence

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This provides a 1 hour plus start to Psychology develops the ideas surrounding intelligence, consciousness and what does it mean to be human. This is very much a discussion based Taster, which is particularly topical at the moment. The slides really centre around points to discuss, along with 2 video clips to help this. It requires no previous knowledge and does not preempt any of the content from the AS/A Level course. I have a 3 taster sessions, this is the 3rd (all uploaded).
GCSE WJEC Sociology:  Crime and Deviance – Patterns of Crime
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GCSE WJEC Sociology: Crime and Deviance – Patterns of Crime

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This PowerPoint is used as the 5th lesson for GCSE WJEC Sociology (Paper 2: Crime and Deviance Section). The PowerPoints covers patterns of crime in terms of Social Groups, concepts relating to these and an evaluation. There are also a range of activities included, I used as a focus the town where the school is situation and base an applied task around it. The information I have used comes from - https://www.crime-statistics.co.uk/ This activity could easily be adapted to another area using this website and amending the figures. Reference to the text book is the WJEC Illuminate Textbook.
Yr 13 Tutor Session - Apprenticeships
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Yr 13 Tutor Session - Apprenticeships

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Designed for Yr 13 as part of Post 18 pathways. An introduction to Apprenticeships and leads to plenty of discussion. I have other Yr 12 and 13 tutor material uploaded.
The Medieval Church
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The Medieval Church

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Medieval Church. For a lesson on the role of the church - control and punish. Considers the idea of 'sin&' and punishment and where Doom Paintings fit in.
GCE AQA Sociology: Families and Households (7191/2, 7192/2): Revision Quiz
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GCE AQA Sociology: Families and Households (7191/2, 7192/2): Revision Quiz

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Quiz involving 4 rounds - Sociologists, studies, picture round and pot luck. The Joker card enables a group to double their points (groups must declare their joker before the round starts). For a really competitive group 'The Devil Card' works well, enabling another team to steal points from one they elect. The document has the answers for each round included - make sure these are removed before use with a class!
Witchcraft
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Witchcraft

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The PowerPoint begins with a 'witch bottle&' starter, to intrigue students! They could design their own witch bottle. The PowerPoint goes on to look at images of witchcraft and cases brought to trial. It concludes with punishments, which my class acted out in short sketches, and really enjoyed doing, There are questions to focus/ direct learning and check that learning has occurred.
GCSE WJEC Sociology: Crime and Deviance – Marxists Theory
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GCSE WJEC Sociology: Crime and Deviance – Marxists Theory

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This PowerPoint is used as the 8+th lesson for GCSE WJEC Sociology (Paper 2: Crime and Deviance Section). The PowerPoints covers Sociological Theory – Marxism, their core concepts and theories and an evaluation (seperate ppt for Working class and corporate crime). There are also a range of activities included. Reference to the text book is the WJEC Illuminate Textbook.
Gender Dysphoria - AQA Psychology A'Level 7182/3
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Gender Dysphoria - AQA Psychology A'Level 7182/3

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This is a complete lesson covering Gender Dysphoria (Gender Identity Disorder). Resources include a complete lesson PowerPoint, activities such as case studies, evaluation sorting activity leading to essay practice, video documentary and assessment marking activity. I have used this at A'level, however, it could easily be adapted and used for PSHE. AQA Psychology A'Level 7182/3
GCSE WJEC Sociology: Crime and Deviance – Subculturual Theory
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GCSE WJEC Sociology: Crime and Deviance – Subculturual Theory

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This PowerPoint is used as the 7th lesson for GCSE WJEC Sociology (Paper 2: Crime and Deviance Section). The PowerPoints covers Sociological Theory – Subculturalists, their core concepts and theories and an evaluation. There are also a range of activities included. Reference to the text book is the WJEC Illuminate Textbook.
Introduction to Sociological Theories and Methods AQA A-level Paper 3
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Introduction to Sociological Theories and Methods AQA A-level Paper 3

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An introduction to Theories and Methods for AQA 2015 Specification This is to encourage students to look at the development of Theory over time and link some of the concepts that the will have some knowledge of through their Year 12 studies. The tick sheet is an outline of the Theory and Methods Unit
Yr 13 Tutor Session - Post 18 Options
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Yr 13 Tutor Session - Post 18 Options

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Designed for Yr 13 students to consider options post 18. Goes through the range of options and provides several links for students to explore. I also do a detailed sessions on the various options that the powerpoint mentions. I have other Yr 12 and 13 tutor materials uploaded.
GCSE WJEC Sociology: Crime and Deviance – Interactionism & the Media
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GCSE WJEC Sociology: Crime and Deviance – Interactionism & the Media

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This PowerPoint is used as the 9+th lesson for GCSE WJEC Sociology (Paper 2: Crime and Deviance Section). The PowerPoints covers Sociological Theory – Interactionism their core concepts and theories and an evaluation - with a separate ppt examining the role of the media. There are also a range of activities included. Reference to the text book is the WJEC Illuminate Textbook. I have embedded a video clip within the Media and Crime ppt, any problems, please let me know and I will send it to you separately.
GCSE WJEC Sociology:  Crime and Deviance – Functionalist Theory
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GCSE WJEC Sociology: Crime and Deviance – Functionalist Theory

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This PowerPoint is used as the 6th lesson for GCSE WJEC Sociology (Paper 2: Crime and Deviance Section). The PowerPoints covers Sociological Theory – Functionalism, their core concepts and theories and an evaluation. There are also a range of activities included. Reference to the text book is the WJEC Illuminate Textbook.
Interpretations of King John
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Interpretations of King John

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I created this for my Year 7 class, I particularly wanted to build upon source based skills - interpretation and analysis concluding in the students drawing their own informed and developed conclusions about King John.