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13/05/21

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Miss Viccars

And a final thank you to our parents who gave up their time to join myself and at this half term’s Parent Carer Forum! Wonderful praise for our ESJ staff aswell as valued feedback to help us as we continue to grow and improve.

13/05/21

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Miss Viccars

A huge thank you to the students and staff who gave up their time to join the Equality and Diversity Group this evening. Great turnout to discuss promoting an inclusive message in school to eliminate prejudice and discrimination.

13/05/21

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Miss Viccars

Please continue to nominate your Staff Stars here: https://t.co/XIaN9hwers - we send your messages out each week to the staff nominated so that they can read the lovely comments you've sent in!

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13/05/21

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R.E. department

Eid Mubarak to all those celebrating this holy feast ☪️ https://t.co/FzE22ljxUD

12/05/21

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karen

Very proud mum . I don’t do Twitter so hope this is in the right place 😂

12/05/21

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Amanda Bateman-Adams

You ⭐️ Kiera ! that deserves a shopping trip with mum 😉

12/05/21

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Mr M A Yerosimou

PROUD YEAR LEADER!! Our very own Year 10 doing and her community proud! What an unbelievable achievement! https://t.co/ivnKAMw485

11/05/21

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Ms Horner

Wonderful ambassadors for oracy! You picked some diamonds. https://t.co/iOHfMjfako

11/05/21

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Speakers Trust

Embracing her inner Elle Woods tonight, Keira Hearn was crowned Digital Champion with her speech Being Blonde! https://t.co/zWThQbmyxP Congratulations to Keira & ALL speakers tonight - everyone should be very proud👊

11/05/21

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Ms Horner

Absolutely incredible achievement Keira! You represented wonderfully. What a credit you are to our school, your family and friends, and our wider community. Huge thank you to for your unwavering support and coaching of both Keira and Georgia! https://t.co/KT2e6FeIqR

11/05/21

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mary burges

Absolutely phenomenal- well done to BOTH our fabulous students. Congratulations Keira 🌟🌟🌟

11/05/21

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MRSH@ESJ

KEIRA DID IT! I'M SO PROUD!! 😭😭😭

11/05/21

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MRSH@ESJ

They really did! I'm so nervous 😳😬

11/05/21

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mary burges

Georgia and Keira did themselves and so proud 💫

11/05/21

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Speakers Trust

We look forward to welcoming students from for Digital Final 9 later today. Good luck to all taking part! https://t.co/BkUVdO6joi

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10/05/21

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ESJ Reading Race

Monday motivation ☺️ Get your books out and get reading to support you across your subjects! 📚 https://t.co/2NiMyIPQl2

10/05/21

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ESJ Reading Race

Perfect for year 8! https://t.co/SJvmaYuMJ7

10/05/21

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Siobhán Garrett

We are so grateful to for helping us create an amazing poster for our community! If you’re an Epping based school, we’ve emailed you the details this morning! https://t.co/IfQbTnCEoN

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10/05/21

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kim blackman

So proud of Tia and Buddy .. Winning the M&M Novice and then Winning the M&M Championships placing her into Overall Supreme Class https://t.co/Ue9xWDIx2t

10/05/21

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Miss Viccars

Incredible effort by our students to raise money to support our school to become greener. Please support them if you’re able to!

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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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