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    Social Science Faculty

    The Social Science Faculty is formed of Citizenship, Careers and Work Related Learning (CCW), Religious Education (RE) and Sociology. You will find curriculum information below.

    CITIZENSHIP, CAREERS AND WORK RELATED LEARNING (CCW) - KEY STAGE THREE

    Course Description

    The CCW course follows two areas of study: Citizenship and PSHE Education at Years 7,8, and 9.

    Citizenship:

    The key stage 3 Citizenship course provides young people with the knowledge, understanding and skills to play a full and active role in public life.   Students will learn about the liberties, rights and responsibilities that citizens of the United Kingdom enjoy.  They will reflect on their own identity and learn how diversity shapes our communities, including our rules and laws, the justice system and our democracy.  Students will develop interest in political debate and discussion, current and global issues, volunteering and other forms of responsible action.

    The course aims to help young people to become informed critical thinkers who can debate and evaluate viewpoints, present reasoned arguments and take responsible action in order to make a positive difference in their communities and the wider world.

    PSHE Education:

    This area of study promotes the personal and financial wellbeing of young people. Personal wellbeing helps young people to embrace change, feel positive about who they are, recognise and manage risk, take increasing responsibility for themselves, their choices and behaviours and to enjoy healthy, safe, responsible and fulfilled lives.   A programme of relationship and sex education and drugs education is provided.  Financial wellbeing helps young people begin to understand the world of work and learn to make the most of changing opportunities in learning and work.  Students will also develop as questioning consumers and learn to manage money.  

    Course Outline

    Year 7

    • Rights, responsibilities, rules
    • Myself and my community
    • Dealing with bullying
    • Keeping healthy
    • RSE: Friendships and growing up
    • Jobs and money

    Year 8

    • Human and children's Rights
    • Discriminaton and Prejudice
    • Charities and Volunteering
    • Fair Trade
    • Waste and recycling
    • Local government
    • Elections and voting
    • Role of the Media
    • The UK and Europe
    • Healthy choices
    • RSE: Healthy relationships
    • Work and careers

    Year 9

    • National Government
    • Crime and Law
    • The UK and Global Issues
    • Health and risks to health
    • RSE: Healthy relationships
    • Making decisions about my future

     

    All year groups complete a unit on Careers Education and participate in Enterprise Days.

                                                                                                                                                                                                            

    CITIZENSHIP, CAREERS AND WORK RELATED LEARNING (CCW) - COMPULSORY KEY STAGE FOUR

    What is Studied?

    Through extended learning projects and a series of case studies students will investigate citizenship issues, develop critical awareness, and explore some of the different points of view that exist in a democratic society,

    PHSE Education

    • Relationships and Sex Education
    • Careers Education
    • Drugs Education

    What Skills are Developed?

    • Recall, selection and communication of knowledge and understanding of citizenship concepts, issues and terminology.
    • Application of skills, knowledge and understanding when planning, taking part in, and evaluating citizenship actions in a variety of contexts.
    • Analysis and evaluation of issues and evidence, including different points of view, to enable the construction of reasoned arguments and reach conclusions.

    How will the Course be Structured?

    Year 10

    • Citizenship: Our legal and human rights and responsibilities
    • PSHE Education: Relationship and Sex Education and Careers Education

    Year 11

    • Citizenship: Democracy, power and politics
    • PSHE Education: Relationship and Sex Education, Drugs awareness, and Careers Education

    How are Students Assessed?

    The course will be assessed internally, using existing Key Stage 4 criteria

    Further information can be obtained by referring to the PHSE Association and the National Curriculum for Citizenship

    Coursework: There is no Controlled Assessment or Coursework for this Citizenship and PHSE Education course

     

    RELIGIOUS EDUCATION - KEY STAGE THREE

    Course Description

    The Key Stage 3 Course complies with the latest version of the Ealing Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education Sowing the seeds of the future – An exploration of human beliefs and values. The Agreed Syllabus is reviewed every five years. The current version was published in 2014 and can be viewed in full via:  www.egfl.org.uk.

    In line with current legislation, the Agreed Syllabus reflects “the fact that the religious traditions in Great Britain are in the main Christian, whilst taking account of the teaching and practices of the other principal religions represented in Great Britain.” 

    Religious Education at Drayton Manor aims to provide all students with learning experiences to promote their spiritual, moral, social and cultural development, by giving them opportunities to

    • develop knowledge and understanding of the faiths, practices and values of the main religious traditions found in Britain today
    • consider ‘Ultimate Questions’ and develop responses to them
    • develop the ability to make reasoned and informed judgements about spiritual, moral and ethical issues
    • reflect on their beliefs, values and experiences 

    Course Outline 

    Students learn a varied range of interlinked topic areas as they progress through Key Stage 3

    Year 7

    Journeys, Founders of Traditions, Inspired Leadership, Spirituality in Sound & Music

    Year 8

    Creation Stories, Why do we Suffer? History of Belief in the UK, Beliefs Regarding Death

    Year 9

    What belief means to me, Belief and Practice – Buddhism, Moral Dilemmas, Belief and Practice - Humanism.

    Resource Information

    The most important resources to bring to RE lessons are an open and enquiring mind and a willingness to participate. In addition, students and parents might refer to the following websites:

    www.egfl.org.uk/categories/teaching/curriculum/subjects/re/

    www.reonline.org.uk/ks3/indexx.php

    http://www.request.org.uk/main/main.htm

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    RELIGIOUS EDUCATION (PHILOSOPHY & ETHICS) - GCSE 

    What is Studied?

    Religions, Beliefs, Teachings & Practices (With reference to Christianity & one other Major World Religion)

    • Key Beliefs
    • Worship and Festivals
    • Ethical Teachings
    • The Role of Religions in the Local and Worldwide Community

    Religious. Philosophical and Ethical Studies (With reference to Christianity & one other Major World Religion)

    • Relationships and Families
    • Religion and Life
    • The Existence of God and Revelation
    • Religion, Crime and Punishment

    What Skills are Developed?

    • An enquiring, critical and reflective approach to the study of religion and philosophy.
    • An understanding of religions and beliefs.
    • An ability to reflect on and develop values, beliefs and attitudes, linked to life in a pluralistic society and global community.
    • Evaluation skills relating to philosophical and ethical issues, and the ability to express views using reasoned arguments.
    • Through an introduction to aspects of the Philosophy of Religion, students will reflect upon ultimate questions about the meaning and purpose of life, and develop their own reasoned responses to those questions.

    How will the Course be Structured?

    Year 10

    • Religions, Beliefs, Teachings & Practices Sections: 1, 2 and 3
    • Religious, Philosophical & Ethical Studies Sections 1 & 2.

    Year 11

    • Religions, Beliefs, Teachings & Practices Section 4
    • Religious, Philosophical & Ethical Studies Sections: 3 & 4
    • Revision & Exam Technique

    How will Students be Assessed?

    Exam

    100% to include two exam papers of one hour and 45 minutes each. In each exam, candidates will answer two structured five-part questions and one essay question on each religion.

    Coursework

    There is no controlled assessment or coursework for GCSE Religious Studies.

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    RELIGIOUS EDUCATION - COMPULSORY KEY STAGE FOUR

    What is Studied?

    Through a series of extended case studies, students will explore ethical, philosophical and religious responses to the following

    • Conflict and Justice
    • Medical Ethics (Abortion)
    • How Belief Affects Relationships
    • Issues of Equality  
    • Suffering and Evil                

    What Skills are Developed?

    • An enquiring approach to the study of religion and human experience
    • An understanding of how to put key concepts into religious and secular contexts
    • An ability to communicate, reflect on and develop values, opinions and attitudes
    • The ability to apply beliefs and values to real life situations

    How will the Course be Structured?

    The course will be delivered within a carousel system, alongside IT and CCW.

    Year 10

    • Conflict and Justice
    • Medical Ethics

    Year 11

    • Beliefs and Relationships
    • Issues of Equality
    • Suffering and Evil

    How will Students be Assessed?

    The course will be assessed internally, using existing Key Stage 4 criteria.

    Further information can be obtained by referring to the Ealing Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education, which is available online.

    There is no Controlled Assessment or Coursework for this Religious Education course.

     

    SOCIOLOGY - GCSE

    What is Studied?

    Sociology involves the study of society from the large scale (the political system) to the small scale (teacher-student relationship in the classroom)

    • Unit 1: Studying Society; Education; Families
    • Unit 2: Crime and Deviance, Mass Media, Social Inequality

    What Skills are Developed?

    • Debating skills
    • Data analysis
    • Analysing social issues
    • Discursive writing
    • Discussion skills
    • Listening skills
    • Team work skills
    • Skills in essay writing

    How will the Course be Structured?

    Year 10

    • Introduction to sociology and key concepts
    • Research methods
    • Families
    • Education
    • Introduction to Crime and Deviance

    Year 11

    • Crime and Deviance
    • Mass Media
    • Social Inequality
    • Revision and exam practice

    How will Students be Assessed?

    100% written exam. There are no controlled assessments or coursework.

    • Paper 1 - Studying Society, Education, Families - 90 marks/50%
    • Paper 2 - Crime and Deviance, Mass Media, Social Inequality - 90 marks 50%