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Contact: Head of Social Science - Ms S Manchester

smanchester@rbhs.co.uk 

Psychology 

Subject Overview:

Psychology is students at both key stage 4 and 5. It is the scientific study of human behaviour, studying Psychology helps us understand how society makes decisions about psychological issues and how psychology contributes to the success of the economy and society.

Sociology 

Subject Overview:

A Level Sociology offers you the opportunity to develop the essential knowledge and understanding of sociological thought and methods, together with a range of skills. Sociology is the study of human societies, in all sorts of contexts.

Health and Social Care

Subject Overview:

Our qualification in Health and Social Care across key stage 4 & 5 allows students to develop their skills and knowledge in preparation for further study or the workplace. Students apply their skills and knowledge to offer appropriate care and support and build positive relationships to meet the needs of those they are working with.

Child Development

 

 

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Psychology Key Stage 4 Overview:

We currently follow the OCR 1-9 GCSE specification, this specification of Psychology is designed to inspire and engage learners by providing a broad, coherent, satisfying and worthwhile course of study which develops an understanding of the ideas and values that characterise ‘self’ and others. Learners will be equipped with a psychological literacy that enables them to apply their knowledge and skills in their everyday lives, including making informed decisions about further study and career choices.

Psychology Key Stage 5 Overview:

We follow the EDUQAS specification for our A Level Psychology course. This specification enables students to develop essential knowledge and understanding of different areas of psychology and how they relate to each other.  We chose this specification as it develops our student’s interest in and enthusiasm for psychology, including developing an interest in further study and careers associated with Psychology.

Sociology Key Stage 5 Overview:

We study AQA specification which encompasses a range of topics such as Families, Education, Beliefs and crime. We also have embedded the opportunity to study sociological research methods and apply them to real life.

Health and Social Care Key Stage 4 Overview:

We follow the BTEC Tech Award in Health and Social care, students work through 2 pieces of coursework and sit 1 exam in February of Yr 11.

 Health and Social Care Key Stage 5 Overview:

We follow the CTEC Level 3 Extended certificate and diploma in Health and Social Care, students have the option of OCR Level 3 Cambridge Technical Extended certificate in Health and Social Care (equivalent to 1 A level), and OCR Level 3 Cambridge Technical Diploma in Health and Social Care (equivalent to 2 A levels). We have recently introduced OCR Level 3 Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care (equivalent to 3 A level). There are a variety of assessments including external exams and internal assessments.

Child Development Key Stage 4 Overview:

We follow the NCFE CACHE Level 2 Technical Award in Child Development and Care.

 Child Development Key Stage 5 Overview:

We follow the BTEC Level 3 Extended certificate in Children’s Play, Learning and Development.