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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.
Yr 12/13 Tutor Session: First Aid
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Yr 12/13 Tutor Session: First Aid

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Designed for Yr 12s or Yr 13s. The ppt runs through first aid - for bleeding, burns, unresponsiveness and choking. There is a relevant news article, quiz and then information for ‘what to do if...’ I also ordered a number of resusci annes from the BHF (10 free to schools) - these come with a training DVD and we worked through this. Students liked it, especially the practical aspect. I have other Yr 12 and 13 Tutor materials uploaded also.
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
Yr 13 Tutor Session - How to choose your university and course
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Yr 13 Tutor Session - How to choose your university and course

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I used the 1st 3 documents with my Yr 12s. We used the powerpoint and clips. In Yr 13 once the students had chosen, been on open days etc and been through the process, I asked them to write a how to guide for the year below - see Word Doc. They also made a short info film which I have and can provide. A good 6th form Tutor session and activity. I have other Yr 12 and 13 Tutor work 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.
Introduction to AQA GCE A'level Sociology
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Introduction to AQA GCE A'level Sociology

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A powerpoint outlining the course and decoding the exam language. It then moves into an introduction to sociology with a range of activities and concepts relating to social constructionism, time and place, cultural difference etc.
AQA 7993 EPQ Training for Staff - EPQ Launch
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AQA 7993 EPQ Training for Staff - EPQ Launch

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This PowerPoint is aimed at staff, as part of a training programme to launch and train staff to become Supervisors for AQA’s EPQ. Best used alongside exemplar material (with marking commentaries) which I can provide if required. AQA A'Level EPQ 7993
Introduction to Psychology for Yr 11 Taster Day: Psychopathology OCD
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Introduction to Psychology for Yr 11 Taster Day: Psychopathology OCD

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This provides a 1 hour plus start to Psychology develops the ideas of the methodology of psychologists and in particular approaches, and psychopathology. There are a good range of accompanying resources to see you through the lesson, to teach from and for students to record their individual/group ideas. This is based on the ethical experiments idea. . I have a 3 taster sessions, this is the 2nd (all uploaded).
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.
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.
Yr 12 Tutor Session - Inroduction to Yr 12/Level 3
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Yr 12 Tutor Session - Inroduction to Yr 12/Level 3

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1st lesson with my Year 12s - Tutor time. I used the powerpoint to get them to think about the GCSE/GCE gap! The powerpoint was to help get to know their fellow tutees. I have further Year 12 and 13 Tutor material uploaded.
Introduction to Sociology  for Yr 11 Taster Day:  Norms, Values and Culture
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Introduction to Sociology for Yr 11 Taster Day: Norms, Values and Culture

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This provides a 1 hour plus start to sociology develops the ideas of society, culture, role, status, stereotyping - as well as developing themes such as social control, belief, family, education etc. There are a good range of accompanying resources to see you through the lesson, to teach from and for students to record their individual/group ideas. This is based on the Shirbits idea. I have a 2 taster sessions (both uploaded).
GCE AQA Sociology:  Secondary Sources - Methodology (7191/2, 7192/1, 7192/3)
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GCE AQA Sociology: Secondary Sources - Methodology (7191/2, 7192/1, 7192/3)

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The Secondary Sources PowerPoint works through the whole lesson - explaining and prompting where activities follow. It works through looking at the methodology with a case study booklet and the book (we use the Orange Rob Webb Book). Ideas are recorded on the sheet. The Past Questions sheet gives an idea of how the questions are set and the opportunity to try some. There is a peer marking activity. The Tick sheet is used to help students organise their folders/notes.
AQA 7993 EPQ Taught Skills for Students - The Presentation
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AQA 7993 EPQ Taught Skills for Students - The Presentation

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This PowerPoint is aimed at students and can form part of the taught delivery. It goes through the final Presentation - how to design and develop it, the issues to consider and how to improve it. It's accompanied with a check sheet and guide. I used this towards the end of the process as students had almost completed their Production Log and their report. There are 2 examples both with some good and bad aspects - these are helpful for the students to discuss. AQA A'Level EPQ 7993
AQA 7993 EPQ Taught Skills for Students - How to deal with the 'dreaded' Log Book!
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AQA 7993 EPQ Taught Skills for Students - How to deal with the 'dreaded' Log Book!

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This PowerPoint is aimed at students and can form part of the taught delivery. It goes through the role and importance of the logbook - making it clear to students how it relates to the 4 Assessment Objectives. My students find this helpful . As a moderator I find many student's don't pay sufficient attention to the log book and this has a significant impact on their final marks. The second PowerPoint I print off for students in handout format to write notes on. AQA A'Level EPQ 7993
Psychology Music Quiz - AQA Psychology AS &  A'Level 7181/7182
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Psychology Music Quiz - AQA Psychology AS & A'Level 7181/7182

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This is a Psychology Music Quiz - it could be used as a Christmas Quiz or end of Year Quiz, containing references to Paper 1 and 2 - Social Influence, Memory, Psychopathology, Approaches and Attachment. The PowerPoint gives instructions and the answers. NOTE - I used the video clip for studies as MP3 only rather than visual - there is a video clips which I wouldn't show to an A'Level class. Any problems with the clip and I will send to you directly.
PSHE/Citizenship Staff Skills Audit
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PSHE/Citizenship Staff Skills Audit

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PSHE/Citizenship is taught by a range of staff in my school. I use the skills audit to establish what skills the teaching staff have and where they might be able to assist others, areas of training required - which helps me plan our area meeting. It's helpful for planning and means that we can make the most of the diverse range of skills.
Introductory Lesson for A/AS Level Sociology
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Introductory Lesson for A/AS Level Sociology

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I use this lesson as my first lesson with my AS/A Level (Year 1) Sociology Class. The outline explains the 2 year course to them, and we use it as a folder organiser for sections of work. The powerpoint then runs through a range of activities, dealing with society, social imagination, norms and values, culture, social construction, ethnocentricism. The activities (word docs and video clip) link to the powerpoint. The key terms sheet allows them to reflect and record at the end of the lesson.
Yr 13 Tutor Session - Safe Dating
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Yr 13 Tutor Session - Safe Dating

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Designed really for Yr 13s who are going to be leaving home to go to university. Safe dating is really just designed to get students to think about practical issues for staying safe. I have other Yr 12 and 13 Tutor materials uploaded also.