Social Studies

Teachers

  • Gary Ashdown – Director of Learning
  • Jacqueline Davies – Assistant Director of Learning
  • Kathleen Ringsell

Social Studies is about asking questions to find out about the social world in which we live. Why do certain situations and events happen in the way they do and is it a good or a bad thing? The Social Studies team aim to teach learners the skills to investigate, explain and make their way in our complex social world.

All learners study a 3 year key stage 3 and will follow a carousel of PSHEE, Citizenship and RE topics. Learners then follow a 2 year non-examined key stage 4 for half a year (swapping with ICT). Learners will once again follow will follow a carousel which includes elements of PSHEE, Citizenship and RE topics that will build on all that they have covered in key stage 3. The aim is for students to study age appropriate topics that build upon each other as they progress through the college.

One task of home-learning will be set per term for Year 7 and Year 8. Home-learning will be set on a needs basis for Years 9-11.

Yr7 – 10 Social Studies Programme (PSHEE, RE and Citizenship) 2019 to 2020

Term 1 Term 2 Term 3 Term 4 Term 5 Term 6
Yr7

1 lesson a fortnight

PSHEE

Well-being

(4 lessons)

PSHEE

Anti-bullying

Assessment scenario – online bullying as a focus

(3 lessons)

PSHEE – Puberty

Scenario based on work

(2 lessons)

and

RE – Festivals comparing (Christianity and Islam)

Link – British values [mutual respect, individual liberty], SMSC)

(1 lesson)

RE

RE – Festivals comparing (Christianity and Islam/Hinduism)

Assessment

(3 lessons)

PSHEE

Drugs & Relationship Education – smoking (this may also reference basic information on cannabis)

Links to British value (rule of law)

(3 lessons)

PSHEE

Drugs & Relationship Education – smoking (this may also reference basic information on cannabis)

Links to British value (rule of law)

Assessment scenario

(in first 2 weeks)

(4 lessons)

Term 1 Term 2 Term 3 Term 4 Term 5 Term 6
Year 8

1 lesson a fortnight

RE

Places of worship – comparing Christianity, Islam and Hinduism

Links to British values (mutual respect, individual liberty), SMSC

Assessment

(4 lessons)

PSHEE

Drugs Education: Alcohol

Links to British value (rule of law)

(3 lessons)

PSHEE

Drugs Education: Alcohol

Assessment

Scenario

Links to British value (rule of law)

(1 lesson)

Careers & GCSE option process

(2 lessons)

PSHEE

Economic Education:

Personal finance

(3 lessons)

PSHEE

Relationships and Sex Education

Links to British value (rule of law, mutual respect, individual liberty) and SMSC

The male condom

Other forms of contraception

Testicular and breast cancer

Sexually transmitted infections

How an STI can be passed on

(3 lessons)

PSHEE

Relationships and Sex Education

Links to British value (rule of law, mutual respect, individual liberty) and SMSC

The male condom

Other forms of contraception

Testicular and breast cancer

Sexually transmitted infections

How an STI can be passed on

Assessment

Scenario – STI focus

(4 lessons)

Term 1 Term 2 Term 3 Term 4 Term 5 Term 6
Year 9

1 lesson a fortnight

PSHEE

Well-being – linked directly to emotional/mental health areas

(4 lessons)

PSHEE / Citizenship

Diversity – racism, homophobia / transphobia and sexism

British values [the law, mutual respect, individual liberty] and SMSC

(3 lessons)

PSHEE / Citizenship

Diversity – racism, homophobia / transphobia and sexism

British values [the law, mutual respect, individual liberty] and SMSC

Assessment scenario

(3 lessons)

PSHEE

Relationship & Sex Education: SRE Pregnancy and parenting

British values [the law, mutual respect, individual liberty] and SMSC

Assessment scenario (possibly set during early term 4)

(3 lessons)

PSHEE

Relationships & Sex Education

Stereotyping

Sexual comments

Consent

Child sexual exploitation (CSE)

FGM

Domestic violence

Link drugs education

British values [the law, mutual respect, individual liberty] & SMSC

(3 lessons)

PSHEE

Relationships & Sex Education

Stereotyping

Sexual comments

Consent

Child sexual exploitation (CSE)

FGM

Domestic violence

Link drugs education

British values [the law, mutual respect, individual liberty] & SMSC

Assessment (based on terms 5 and 6)

(4 lessons)

Term 1 Term 2 Term 3 Term 4 Term 5 Term 6
Year 10

1x drop down day

PSHEE Drop down day:

Drugs Education

British value [rule of law], SMSC

Recap alcohol / smoking

Drug categories / classes

Physical, psychological and social effects of drugs

Peer pressure

Harm minimisation

County lines