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25/01/22

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Miss H Hennessy 🧚🏼‍♀️

A MASSIVE thank you to the sports leaders today during a rather chilly KS2 cross-country event😍 you’re all superstars!! ⭐️ https://t.co/JgcDb5Ch9A

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25/01/22

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Ms Aktor

An exciting day packed with practical lessons today! Starting with Year 10 (triple science) students practicing aseptic techniques on bacteria culture this morning - check out the skills! https://t.co/cXigvmxVSx

25/01/22

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Jenny Pugh

Thank you your buses are amazing and are so much more comfortable. I’ll contact to see if there are any plans to provide a service for the school children.

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Ms Aktor

Second practical today - our super excited Year 8 students are learning about reactivity of metals. In today's lesson they were reacting metals with acids and water! https://t.co/AE8objUL7A

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25/01/22

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Ms Aktor

Third practical of the day - it's been busy day today ! Here the Year 9s have tested a variety of samples to find out what groups of biological molecules are present in their foods! https://t.co/v0Pjd3G1Hn

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25/01/22

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Epping St John's School

Ahead of Holocaust Memorial Day, all students had an assembly this morning about the Holocaust and why it is that we have a memorial day. This afternoon, Year 11 attended a special virtual event led by Freddy Naftel whose family survived the events of the Holocaust. https://t.co/H0uKUwTISH

25/01/22

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Vectare Essex

please pass on to any of your pupils who use the service, we recommend they instead the bus from Epping, Church.

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25/01/22

Ahead of Holocaust Memorial Day, all students had an assembly this morning about the Holocaust and why it is that we have a memorial day. This afternoon, Year 11 attended a special virtual event led by Freddy Naftel whose family survived the events of the Holocaust. https://t.co/H0uKUwTISH

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24/01/22

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ESJ Reading Race

A piece of work based on the book ‘They Took The Lead’!📚 https://t.co/3y37CTyMR3

24/01/22

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MrFitten

AFCON moves onto the knockout rounds and 8 Sparks have knocked out 7 Sparks on pens, and a big game for and 8 Barker as take on 10 Barker in tonight's other game.

23/01/22

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ESJ PE

Amazing work Alex, proud of you!😍 https://t.co/muXuXQLZHL

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21/01/22

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ESJ Reading Race

Another book recommendation! Read this back in July and loved it. Very insightful read and definitely recommend!📚 https://t.co/GQTvWLrQFF

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20/01/22

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Mrs Ahmed

There was such a great atmosphere at the chess club today. Picked up some tricks from Mr Joyan. I'm still not sure I'm good enough to beat our students though https://t.co/SlVeCybQFu

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20/01/22

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Chelmsford Diocesan Board of Education

Today we are praying for Epping St John’s CE Academy, including Head of School Mike Yerosimou, all the teachers, support staff, governors and pupils. https://t.co/OU2CT6Houn https://t.co/c3ADPyPRNJ

19/01/22

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Benjamin Murphy CC

Mrs Benjamin was a real community stalwart. When she retired as Town Clerk, she served as Chair of Governors at School for many years and enjoyed working with young people immensely. She was such a joy to listen to and learn from.

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19/01/22

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ESJ Reading Race

A Reading Race based around the book ‘The Human Tide”! 🌍 https://t.co/q4G198IomZ https://t.co/5HcwTZvkyL

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19/01/22

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Epping St John’s Sixth Form

Thank you to Essex and Herts Air ambulance for coming in today and talking to our students. Such an informative talk for our students. We will be starting fund raising this term for this incredible charity. Please support https://t.co/KEA8Udn1cv

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18/01/22

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Mrs Mascherin

Thank you Education Department at the British Film Institute and Royal Holloway Uni for organising such a brilliant event! Our Sixth formers really enjoyed a full immersion in Almodovar’s cinema! 🔴🇪🇸📽 https://t.co/wm6zrCq83t

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18/01/22

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Is there a better way to start of your day than with an audiobook? Thoroughly recommend reading Invisible Women! 📖 https://t.co/h1JffFLKrh

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17/01/22

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MrFitten

As the AFCON moves into the final round of group games, form groups are busy supporting their chosen nations. Some great displays here from 7 Sparks and 7 Joyce . https://t.co/DseLXAEEcy

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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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