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28/09/21

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Rhafi Ahmed

Had such a fantastic time delivering the lesson! Very impressed with the discussions and contributions made by the year 6s! 🌍

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28/09/21

A fantastic virtual Geography lesson delivered to our feeder primaries by . Students created wonderfully bizarre animals, considering how they would adapt to an Amazonian environment! https://t.co/T0LsBFWW1n

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28/09/21

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Epping St John’s Sixth Form

What a fantastic opportunity for our Travel and Tourism students to have Jet2 holidays talk to our students about a career in the travel industry. Thank you https://t.co/yWp9QCuRQy

28/09/21

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Sarah Mallett

Thankyou for an informative open morning tour today. The school looked great and it was obvious students were working hard and were engaged in their lessons.

27/09/21

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ESJ PE

🏐NETBALLERS🏐 ‼️There will be NO Year7️⃣ or Year9️⃣ teams playing on Wednesday‼️ Year7️⃣- as it is your training day, you can still train 3:15-4pm Years8️⃣ and U1️⃣6️⃣- see you at 3:15 prompt and netball ready! Year9️⃣- see you Thursday for training (with U16s)

27/09/21

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victoria sear

👀3 DAYS TO GO!!! keep putting in your blue coins & help to keep creating an amazing outdoor space for all our kids to enjoy👀 https://t.co/bMptnid9Bc

27/09/21

Please support our fantastic to secure this extra funding for our students. Every Little Helps. https://t.co/r4qReNdbDj

27/09/21

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Lee Batson

Great time with at on Friday evening. About to introduce one of her songs to students .

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27/09/21

Delighted to welcome back from to deliver assemblies on Harvest to all year groups this week https://t.co/PUHmESmgko

26/09/21

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mary burges

Such a wonderful relationship between our school and our Church 😊 https://t.co/nbjzHbZefz

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26/09/21

Following an incredibly successful Open Evening, we warmly welcome you into ESJ for a morning tour on: 28th & 29th September or 5th, 6th, 12th, 13th, 19th & 20th October at 9am or 11am. Please contact the school to book a tour. We look forward to showing you our school at work. https://t.co/MYxt4jjgPH

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26/09/21

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R.E. department

A lovely covid memorial service this afternoon with a ‘Hope & loss during the pandemic’ art display including work from our Y7 students 🕯 https://t.co/47vbhp6eH7

25/09/21

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victoria sear

Not long to go now!! keep adding & asking for your blue coins to make the best outside space for our amazing https://t.co/bMptnid9Bc

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25/09/21

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Donna Horncastle

some tickets left for tomorrow's show, incl balcony seats...ive seen the show and its amazing! So proud of these kids! https://t.co/aNRpqv5VVO

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24/09/21

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Mrs Javed

Getting hands on and conducting experiments with my year 10s https://t.co/R9EYeuIgTV

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24/09/21

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Mrs Javed

What do I find on a learning walk? A buzzing atmosphere, students love to learn with our very own Mr Adam Smith https://t.co/xjNAxtiUPn

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24/09/21

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ESJ PE

Years 9&10 - Sports Leaders applications close on Wednesday!! Check out SMHW for more details⭐️ Hand in the form to https://t.co/zBbPQRe0Mi

24/09/21

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mary burges

Our next generation Year 7 will hit the ground running - some brilliant questions for Mr Wilson! 👏

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24/09/21

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Epping St John's School

A fantastic virtual Science lesson delivered by Mr Wilson today! Pre-recorded experiments brought the lesson to life. The TEAMs chat was buzzing! https://t.co/iHPhM5A8PB

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24/09/21

A fantastic virtual Science lesson delivered by Mr Wilson today! Pre-recorded experiments brought the lesson to life. The TEAMs chat was buzzing! https://t.co/iHPhM5A8PB

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Sociology A-Level

What is Sociology all about?

Sociology offers students a challenging and stimulating course that is widely recognised and highly respected by universities as well as employers. The course covers a range of relevant subjects with an emphasis on contemporary society, ranging from youth culture to the exploration of inequalities in society. Whilst there is a strong emphasis on many traditional topics in sociology that continue to be relevant, there is also a range of topics which are the latest and most exciting developments in the discipline. The course  encourages political and social  engagement with contemporary social issues.

Course Content

First Year Course Content

The first component of this course is titled “Socialisation,   culture and identity” where students will gain an understanding of basic concepts and themes in Sociology.

Students will  develop this by studying one of three thematic modules:

  • Families and relationships
  • Youth Subcultures
  • Media

These options develop skills that enable individuals to focus on their personal identity, roles and responsibilities within society and develop a lifelong interest in social issues.

Students will then be introduced to the second component ’Researching and Understanding Social Inequalities’. This   entails a range of methods and sources of data as well as the factors influencing the design of sociological research and the relationship between theory and methods. Students are     encouraged to consider the practical, ethical and theoretical issues arising in sociological research and to apply knowledge of research methods to the particular context of social      inequalities.

Second Year Course Content

The third component of the two year course ’Debates in  Contemporary society’  engages learners in theoretical debates and how these relate to a contemporary global society. The component will develop knowledge and understanding of social processes and social change. It develops links between the topics studied in this component, the nature of sociological thought, contemporary social policy and the core themes.

Contemporary and Global Debates are introduced through a compulsory topic of ‘Globalisation and the Digital Social World’ in Section A, whilst Section B explores them in more depth from a detailed study of one of three options: either Crime and Deviance, Education, or Religion, Belief and Faith.

Assessment Criteria

There are a range of forms of assessment, all exam based.

These range from short answer to longer essay questions. There is no coursework.

Future careers linked to this subject:

A-Level Sociology is very good preparation for university, where strong essay writing skills are very important. Universities   recognise that Sociology A Level provides students with a very good foundation in social, political and policy knowledge.

Sociology is regarded as a demanding and rigorous A Level which combines well with any other combination of subjects. Sociology students go on to a wide range of jobs in policing, research, teaching, medicine, politics and civil service as well as taking jobs in the service sector. Graduates of sociology have higher Levels of employment than many other subjects.

Entry Requirements

Grade 6 in GCSE Sociology and/or Grade 6 in GCSE English

Examination Board

OCR

Teacher to Contact:

Mr J White

 

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