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The Willink School

The Willink School

Social Science HOD - Miss N. Flipping
Mrs W. Czekaj Mrs V. Fry

Psychology

 We will follow the AQA specification. You can visit their website at www.aqa.org.uk.

During Year 12 there are two components. Both provide students with knowledge of psychological theory and application to the real world. The first paper is 'Introductory Topics to Psychology', which includes content on social influence, memory and attachment. This paper results in a 1 hour 30 minutes examination (AS Level) or 2 hours at the end of A Level. The second component is 'Psychology in Context' which includes material on approaches, psychopathology, biopsychology and research methods. This component results in a 1 hour 30 minutes examination at AS Level or 2 hours, at the end of A Level.

During Year 13 a third component is covered. During this component a range of topic based options are studied - examples from previous years have included relationships, forensic psychology and schizophrenia. Students will be assessed on this topic via a 2 hours paper at the end of A Level.

Sociology

 We will follow the WJEC/Eduqas specification. You can visit the website at.www.eduqas.co.uk

During Year 12 there are two components. Both provide students with knowledge of contemporary social processes and social changes. Students will be encouraged to develop their own social awareness through active engagement with the contemporary social world. You will study component 1; ‘Socialisation and Culture; which is a 2 hours 30 minutes exam, and component 2 which is ‘Methods of Sociological Enquiry’ which is a 1 hour 15 minutes exam (AS) or 1 hour 45 minutes exam if studying the A Level.

During Year 13 there Is an additional component, component 3;’Power and Stratification’. This component expects students to demonstrate a wider range and greater depth of knowledge and understanding and more highly developed skills of application, analysis, interpretation and evaluation through the topic areas of contemporary society and issues surrounding social stratification, differentiation and crime and deviance will be covered. Component 3 will result in a 2 hours 30 minutes exam.