Social Sciences

Head of Faculty: Mrs M Obeata

Faculty Information

The Social Sciences Faculty includes the subjects of Citizenship, Child Development, Health & Social Care, Psychology and Sociology.  We are made up of 7 teachers with staff specialising in one or more of the subjects we offer.  Our aim is to instil in students following our courses a thirst for self-knowledge and self-improvement by studying societies, looking at the relationships people in these societies form and how we as human beings can contribute positively to our society.  

Offered as GCSE options which start in Year 9, are Health and Social Care, Psychology and Sociology, taught in 2 hours per week across a 3-year GCSE which is examined in Year 11.  Child Development is another option which can be taken from Year 10 and is taught in 3 hours per week over 2 years.  Both Health and Social Care and Child Development offer students practical, work-based skills which would enable students to continue their studies in Sixth Form or college or apply these skills in the relevant area when seeking employment after formal education. Citizenship is taught to all students in Year 9, and it is where we explore what it means to be a good citizen by being aware of your individual responsibilities within your community and the wider society, as well as developing your ability to make judgements and develop well-reasoned arguments. Students can continue to study Health and Social Care, Psychology and Sociology at A Level.

We also aim to encourage students to look beyond themselves to improve themselves. Therefore, we offer opportunities for extra-curricular development such as essay competitions, wider school and community projects and chances for students to hear from the key thinkers themselves within the subject disciplines.

Many students who study these subjects at Denbigh pursue them further in higher education with many students going on to study disciplines such as Psychology, Medicine, International Relations, Criminology amongst others.  We strongly emphasise and encourage critical thinking, self-reflection, inclusion and tolerance and aim to develop in our learners a sense of curiosity about the world around us which will create that drive to build a better community and society.

Citizenship

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Year 9

Term Topic
Autumn 1st half term Tolerance and Respectatural Forms
Autumn 2nd half term Holocaust Studies 1
Winter 1st half term Holocaust Studies 2
Winter 2nd half term British Values
Summer 1st half term Debating Controversial Issues
Summer 2nd half term Social Justice

Health & Social Care

 
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Year 9

Term Topic
Autumn
1st half term
  • Effective Communication in Health and Social Care (coursework)
Autumn
2nd half term
  • Effective Communication in Health and Social Care (coursework)
Winter
1st half term
  • Effective Communication in Health and Social Care (coursework)
Winter
2nd half term
  • Effective Communication in Health and Social Care (coursework)
Summer
1st half term
  • Effective Communication in Health and Social Care (coursework)
Summer
2nd half term
  • Effective Communication in Health and Social Care (coursework)

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Year 10

Term Topic
Autumn
1st half term
  • Creative Activities (coursework)
Autumn
2nd half term
  • Creative Activities (coursework)
Winter
1st half term
  • Creative Activities (coursework)
Winter
2nd half term
  • First Aid (Coursework)
Summer
1st half term
  • First Aid (Coursework)
Summer
2nd half term
  • First Aid (Coursework) 

X

Year 11

Term Topic
Autumn
1st half term
  • Essential Values of Health and Social Care (exam)
Autumn
2nd half term
  • Essential Values of Health and Social Care (exam)
Winter
1st half term
  • Essential Values of Health and Social Care (exam)
Winter
2nd half term
  • Essential Values of Health and Social Care (exam)
Summer
1st half term
  • Review of all learning
Summer
2nd half term
  • Review of all learning

X

Year 12

Term Group 1 Group 2
Autumn
1st half term
  • Building Positive Relationships (coursework)
  • Equality, Diversity and Rights
Autumn
2nd half term
  • Building Positive Relationships (coursework)
  • Equality, Diversity and Right
Winter
1st half term
  • Building Positive Relationships (coursework)
  • Equality, Diversity and Right
  • Exams
Winter
2nd half term
  • Public Health (coursework)
  • Anatomy and Physiology
Summer
1st half term
  • Public Health (coursework)
  • Anatomy and Physiology
Summer
2nd half term
  • Public Health (coursework)
  • Anatomy and Physiology
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Year 13

Term Group 1 Group 2
Autumn
1st half term
  • Sociology for Health and Social Care (coursework)
  • Anatomy and Physiology
Autumn
2nd half term
  • Sociology for Health and Social Care (coursework)
  • Anatomy and Physiology, review of content
Winter
1st half term
  • Sociology for Health and Social Care (coursework)
  • Anatomy and Physiology exam, Health, Safety and security
Winter
2nd half term
  • Sociology for Health and Social Care (coursework)
  • Health, Safety and security
Summer
1st half term
  • Review of content
  • Health, Safety and security
Summer
2nd half term
  • Review of content
  • Review of content and exams

Psychology

 
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Year 9

Term Topic
Autumn
1st half term
  • Criminal Behaviour and Research Methods
Autumn
2nd half term
  • Criminal Behaviour and Research Methods
Winter
1st half term
  • Criminal Behaviour and Research Methods
Winter
2nd half term
  • Social Influence and Research Methods
Summer
1st half term
  • Social Influence and Research Methods
Summer
2nd half term
  • Social Influence and Research Methods

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Year 10

Term Topic
Autumn
1st half term
  • Psychological Problems and Research Methods
Autumn
2nd half term
  • Psychological Problems and Research Methods
Winter
1st half term
  • Memory
Winter
2nd half term
  • Memory
Summer
1st half term
  • Sleep and Dreaming
Summer
2nd half term
  • Sleep and Dreaming

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Year 11

Term Topic
Autumn
1st half term
  • Development
Autumn
2nd half term
  • Development
Winter
1st half term
  • Review of all learning
Winter
2nd half term
  • Review of all learning
Summer
1st half term
  • Review of all learning
Summer
2nd half term
  • Review of all learning

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Year 12

Term Group 1 Group 2
Autumn
1st half term
  • Origins and Approaches
  • Issues and Debates
Autumn
2nd half term
  • Attachment and Research Methods
  • Social Influence and Research Methods
Winter
1st half term
  • Attachment and Research Methods
  • Social Influence and Research Methods, Biopsychology
Winter
2nd half term
  • Psychopathology
  • Biopsychology
Summer
1st half term
  • Memory
  • Biopsychology and Research Methods
Summer
2nd half term
  • Memory
  • Research Methods

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Year 13

Term Topic  
Autumn
1st half term
  • Forensic Psychology and review of Year 12
  • Gender and review of Year 12
Autumn
2nd half term
  • Forensic Psychology and review of Year 12
  • Gender and review of Year 12
Winter
1st half term
  • Schizophrenia
  • Review of content
Winter
2nd half term
  • Review of content
  • Review of content
Summer
1st half term
  • Review of content
  • Review of content
Summer
2nd half term
  • Review of content
  • Review of content

Sociology

 

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Year 9

Term Topic
Autumn
1st half term
  • Introduction to Sociology – issues in sociology, features of society
Autumn
2nd half term
  • Introduction to Sociology – Perspectives and debates
Spring
1st half term
  • Introduction to Sociology – social structures and processes, ways of grouping people
Spring
2nd half term
  • Introduction to Sociology - Socialisation
Summer
1st half term
  • Social Stratification – Types of stratification
Summer
2nd half term
  • Social Stratification – Life chances, poverty and deprivation
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Year 10

Term Topic
Autumn
1st half term
  • Education
Autumn
2nd half term
  • Education
Spring
1st half term
  • Education
Spring
2nd half term
  • Families and Households
Summer
1st half term
  • Families and Households
Summer
2nd half term
  • Families and Households
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Year 11

Term Topic
Autumn
1st half term
  • Crime and Deviance
Autumn
2nd half term
  • Crime and Deviance
Spring
1st half term
  • Crime and Deviance, Social Stratification
Spring
2nd half term
  • Social Stratification and Review of Learning
Summer
1st half term
  • Review of Learning
Summer 2nd half term
  • Review of Learning and exams

 

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Year 12

Term Group 1 Group 2
Autumn
1st half term
  • Introduction to Sociology – Theories, Education
  • Introduction to Sociology – Culture, Crime and Deviance
Autumn
2nd half term
  • Education
  • Crime and Deviance
Spring
1st half term
  • Education
  • Crime and Deviance
Spring
2nd half term
  • Education
  • Crime and Deviance
Summer
1st half term
  • Education
  • Crime and Deviance
Summer
2nd half term
  • Methods in Context
  • Theories in Sociology

 

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Year 13

Term Group 1 Group 2
Autumn
1st half term
  • The Media
  • Families and Households*
Autumn
2nd half term
  • The Media
  • Families and Households*
Spring
1st half term
  • The Media
  • Families and Households*
Spring
2nd half term
  • The Media, Review of Learning
  • Families and Households*, Review of Learning
Summer
1st half term
  • Review of Learning
  • Review of Learning
Summer 2nd half term
  • Review of Learning and exams
  • Review of Learning
*This topic could be subject to change

 

Child Development

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Year 10

Term Topic
Autumn
1st half term
  • Understand the development of a child from birth to five years
Autumn
2nd half term
  • Understand the development of a child from birth to five years
Spring
1st half term
  • Understand the development of a child from birth to five years
Spring
2nd half term
  • Understand the development of a child from birth to five years
Summer
1st half term
  • Understand the equipment and nutritional needs of children from birth to 5 years
Summer
2nd half term
  • Understand the equipment and nutritional needs of children from birth to 5 years
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Year 11

Term Topic
Autumn
1st half term
  • Understand the equipment and nutritional needs of children from birth to 5 years
Autumn
2nd half term
  • Understand the equipment and nutritional needs of children from birth to 5 years
Spring
1st half term
  • Health and well-being for child development
Spring
2nd half term
  • Health and well-being for child development
Summer
1st half term
  • Health and well-being for child development, Review of Learning
Summer
2nd half term
  • Review of Learning and exam

 

 

 

 
 
 

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