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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 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
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.
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 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).
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 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.
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).
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).
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.
Exemplar Work Wall Display
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Exemplar Work Wall Display

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Use of exemplar material as wall displays can be great to help model A/A* work for students. The attachments are an example of Exemplar Work for Sociology (20/20) with a picture of it displayed in my room. I find the key terms great on the wall to draw the attention of the students. Having used the markscheme extensively with students, they have become adept at marking each others work pretty effectively with the AQA markscheme. I have also included a powerpoint that I used for staff training, to assist with the use of exemplar work being used around the college.
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.
Higher Order Questioning - Staff Presentation/Training
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Higher Order Questioning - Staff Presentation/Training

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I was asked to put together a presentation for staff to explain the importance of higher level questioning and give some examples of approaches and activities to encourage it. The powerpoint does just that! This was followed up with further training sessions and now I lead a SWG for stretch and challenge. Please feel free to contact me if you would like further explanation of any activities or further examples. I have not been able to upload the Question Generator but can send this to you separately. Also included, a self assessment sheet and notes to go with the powerpoint. Additionally, the slides contained structured questions relevant to the subject, within the Academy I teach at, all subject areas produced a specific one. The idea being that students get more used to higher order questioning and encourages better peer questioning, teachers have a visual aid - often useful if being observed.
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: Crime and Deviance  (7192/3): Revision Quiz
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GCE AQA Sociology: Crime and Deviance (7192/3): 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 Cards' work well, enabling half of another teams points to be stolen! The document has the answers for each round included - make sure these are removed before use with a class! Note - there are a couple of ‘suicide’ questions included, as the quiz was created pre-spec 2015. These need to be removed and replaced as Suicide is no longer in the Spec.
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.