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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.
AQA GCE Psychology Taster Sessions and Information
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AQA GCE Psychology Taster Sessions and Information

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This bundle includes three separate taster sessions, aimed at Year 11s, (2 are designed to last 1 hour, the AI session ia 45 mins). This includes PowerPoint for the lessons and activity sheets. Furthermore a detailed information leaflet for Year 11 for the course, including course information, career progression, further reading etc.
AQA GCE Sociology Taster Sessions and Information
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AQA GCE Sociology Taster Sessions and Information

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This bundle includes two separate 1 hour taster sessions, aimed at Year 11s, This includes PowerPoint for both lessons and activity sheets. Furthermore a detailed information leaflet for Year 11 for the course, including course information, career progression, further reading etc.
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).
Introduction to Psychology  for Yr 11 Taster Day: Ethical Experiments
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Introduction to Psychology for Yr 11 Taster Day: Ethical Experiments

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This provides a 1 hour plus start to Psychology develops the ideas of the methodology of psychologists and in particular ethical considerations, changes in ideas, thinking and medical ability. 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 3 taster sessions (all are uploaded).
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).
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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).
Crime Day:  Offender Profiling 'Railway Killer'
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Crime Day: Offender Profiling 'Railway Killer'

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This long activity supports a ‘Crime Day’ for Year 8/9 launched by the school. The activity is designed to last 1hour 20 mins. I have run the session several times and the activities work over an hour lesson but time can be reduced to make the lesson work for a 1 hour slot. The aim of this session is to introduce students to offender profiling (they are not expected to have any previous knowledge). The activities introduce the idea of offender profiling and what it is. Students are then introduced to the real crimes of the Railway Murderer (Railway Rapist) where offender profiling was successfully used. The student copy powerpoint, is simply what I printed off for students and gave out at the relevant stages of the lesson. I made students aware of two important things - 1. There is some relatively graphic content which I included because this information provided important clues. I made sure students knew that they had the option to leave the room if anything was upsetting. I have never had a student leave however! 2. At the end of the lesson, I made sure students were aware that I had used some poetic licence with some of the details. The events are true, but I have made up suspects 1,2 and 4, simply for the sake of the activity. There obviously were other suspects, but I did not have access to any details. I have also made up some of the information, for example the blood groups is entirely fictitious. So please do be aware of this! The activity works well and is very effectively, creating lots of analysis, deduction and discussion. The final slide is time dependent but provide a contrast where ‘offender profiling’ has not worked and actually been detrimental to justice.
AQA 7993 EPQ Information for Students - Launch to Students
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AQA 7993 EPQ Information for Students - Launch to Students

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This PowerPoint is aimed at students and aims to launch the EPQ process to students. It goes through the process from start to finish, concentrating more fully on the early stages such as choosing topic areas, how the course is structured it. The word document follows the launch and is for students to brainstorm on and work on, before the next lesson, when we share ideas and discuss whether some may be more or less viable. AQA A'Level EPQ 7993
AQA 7993 EPQ Taught Skills for Students - Designing and Conducting the Survey
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AQA 7993 EPQ Taught Skills for Students - Designing and Conducting the Survey

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This PowerPoint is aimed at students and can form part of the taught delivery. It goes through the the reading and researching process and how to reading effectively, considering the role and significance of the book. It begins to introduce source evaluation. The resource log accompanies the PowerPoint and I used it in subsequent lessons as students got further into the research process. AQA A'Level EPQ 7993