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 General Aims 

  • To provide a vehicle for divergent education
  • To foster an ability and desire to consider subjects already studied from a fresh view point
  • To foster an ability and desire to consider experiences and ideas from a fresh view point
  • To foster an interest and commitment to contemporary issues
  • To offer the progression to A2 

 

Break down of the 2 unit AS and 4 unit Advanced GCE 

 

AS (two externally assessed units) 

Staffing

Mrs V Chamberlain

Mrs S Lodder

Mrs S Fountain

Mrs J Walton

 

Module 1 The Social Domain

 

  • Political systems, processes and goals
  • Social and economic trends and constraints
  • Explanation and evaluation of human behaviour

 

 

 

Module 2 Culture, Arts and Humanities

 

  • Beliefs, values and moral reasoning
  • Media and communication
  • Creativity and innovation 

 

 

Module 3 Science, Mathematics and Technology

 

  • Characteristics of the sciences
  • Understanding of scientific methods, principles, criteria and application
  • Mathematical reasoning and its application 

 

 

A2 (two externally assessed units)

 

 

Module 1 The Social Domain

  • Examination and appreciation of ideologies and values in society
  • The nature of objectivity in social sciences
  • The relationship between law, society and ethics 

 

 

Module 2 Culture, Arts and Humanities

  • Religious beliefs and experiences
  • Media and communication
  • An understanding and appreciation of the changing nature and importance of culture 

 

 

 

 

Module 3 Science, Mathematics and Technology

  • The nature of scientific objectivity and the question of progress
  • Social, ethical and environmental implications and consequences of scientific discoveries and technological developments
  • The moral responsibility of scientists
  • The relationship between technology, science, society and ideology

 

 

 

 

Module 4 Thinking and Analytical Skills 

  • Skills
  • Thinking and Analytical Skills

 

 

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