Subject Team: S Isaac and H Kirtley
General subject statement: Students will learn the fundamentals of the subject and develop skills valued by higher education and employers, including critical analysis, independent thinking and research.
Key Stage 5 – Years 12-13
Subject statement: The subject is a dynamic and changing one with areas linked to education, family and the changing aspects of the family, global development to crime and deviancy.
|Year 12||Year 13|
|Paper 1: Education with Theory and Methods||Paper 1: Education and Research Methods|
|Paper 2: Family and Research Methods||Paper 2: Family and Global development|
|Paper 3: Crime and Deviance with Theory and Methods|
Overview of Topics:
Student will examine issues such as the changing nature of family and households to the causes and reason for educational success and failure. Further areas of investigation will be global development and the nature of crime and deviancy, within all the subject theory and methods will be blended into syllabus. Brief exam information (nature of assessment).
- To understand the reasons for success and failure educationally beyond ability
- To understand the nature of family and its diverse nature
- To understand the nature of global development
- To develop an understanding of the nature of criminal activity and deviancy
Nature of assessment:
Two examination papers
Paper 1: 1½ hours, written examination, 60 marks and 50% of the AS level
Paper 2: 1½ hours, written examination, 60 marks and 50% of the AS level
Three examination papers
Paper 1: 2 hour, written examination, 80 marks and 33.3% of the A-level
Paper 2: 2 hour, written examination, 80 marks and 33.3% of the A-level
Paper 3: 2 hour, written examination, 80 marks and 33.3% of the A-level
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