Chemistry programme of study 2018-06-21T20:19:05+00:00

A LEVEL CHEMISTRY

Programme of Study: Year 12 Chemistry 2017-2018

DatesNo of weeksTopics
(6 periods p week)
No. of lessonsLearning ObjectivesAssessment tasks
September - December

14·          Unit 1 Families and Households
Topic 1:The relathionship of the family to the social structure and social change
Changing patterns of marriage,cohabitation, separation, divorce, and the diversity of contemporary family and household structures.
The nature and extend of changes within the family, with reference to gender roles, domestic labour, and power relationships.
The nature of childhood, and changes in the status of children in the family and society.
Demographic trends in the UK since 1900;reasons for changes in birth rates, death rates and family size.
84·          Identify and understand functionalist, marxist and feminist views regarding family. Evaluate their impact.
Examine the functions of family.
Identify and understand the importance of social policies.
Compare and contrast the views of main theorists and sociologists regarding family.
Coursework on a daily basis on the current topics.
Homework on a weekly basis on the current topics.
Classroom tests.
Exam based essay writings.

Exam technique.
Review key contents.
Mock exam in November.



January – March


10·         
Topic 3.1.1 Educationwith methods in context.

The role and purpose of education
Educational achievment of social groups by social class, gender and ethnicity in contemporary society
The significance of educational policies including marketization.
The application of sociological research methods to the study of education.
60·          Students must be able to apply sociological methods to the study of education.
The significance of educational policies, including policies of selection, marketization and NC: privatisation, and policies to achieve greater equality of opportunity or outcome, for an understanding of the structure, role, impact and experience of education; NC: the impact of globalisation on educational policy.
The role and functions of the education system, including its relationship to the economy and to class structure.
Develop an understanding of Marxist, Functionalist and New Right views on Education.
Identify and understand factors that can have an impact on educational achievement within different groups like social class,ethnic backround,gender.
Develop and understanding of the impact of cultural and material deprivation.
Coursework on a daily basis on the current topics.
Homework on a weekly basis on the current topics.
Classroom tests.
Exam based essay writings.
Exam technique.
Review key contents.
Mock exam in April

April – May

7·          Topic 3.2.1.Research Methods
The relationship between positivism, interpretivism and sociological methods
The theoretical, practical and ethical considerations influencing choice of topic, choice of method and the conduct of research.
The distinction between quantitive and qualitive data and primary and secondary data.
Sources of data, including questinnaires, interviews, observation,experiments, documents and official statistics.
42·          Students must be able to distinguish between primary and secondary data, and between quantitative and qualitative data. Quantitative and qualitative methods of research; their strengths and limitations; research design. The relationship between positivism, interpretivism and sociological methods; the nature of ‘social facts’
To recognise different sources of data, including questionnaires, interviews, participant and non-participant observation, experiments, documents, and official statistics.
Coursework on a daily basis on the current topics.
Homework on a weekly basis on the current topics.
Classroom tests.
Exam based essay writings.
Exam technique.
Review key contents.
Mock exam in April
May

2ExaminationsExams Feedback.
May – July

5·          Introduction to Sociology A230Coursework on a daily basis on the current topics.
Homework on a weekly basis on the current topics.
Classroom tests.
Exam based essay writings.
Exam technique.
Review key contents.

Programme of Study: Year 13 Chemistry 2017-2018

DatesNo of weeksTopics
(3 periods p week)
No. of lessonsTopics
(3 periods p week)
No of lessonsAssessment tasks
Sept 5th – Oct 21st

7·          OVERVIEW:
1 Social influence
2 Memory
3 Attachment
4 Psychopathology
5 Approaches in Psychology
6 Biopsychology
7 Research methods
8 Issues and debates in Psychology
21·          What is Psychology, Psychology as a science what do psychologists do?, mythbusting , course assement outline
Social influence Rationale: why is social influence research important? Types of conformity dispositional vs sitational explantions, legitimacy and other factors affecting obedience, IDs ,LOC, social change research and RWAs ( real world apps) , use and practice of APFCE and GRAVE.
21·          MCQs, Q and A, SP ( student presentation ) , GW ( grp wk), CC( classic clips inc Rwanda, Schindlers List, Jonestown, Twelve angry men, Portillo on Milgram and others , experiment ( expt ) : replication of Asch , Psy in the media ( metro), written tasks, test of Approaches and IDAs, introduction or consiolidiation of APFCE and GRAVE
Oct 31st – Dec 16th


7·          Memory
The multi-store model of memory ( see GCSE) . Types of long-term memory: episodic, semantic, procedural.
The working memory model: central executive, phonological loop, visuo-spatial sketchpad and episodic buffer.
Features, strengths and limitations of the model: coding and capacity.
21·          Explanations for forgetting: proactive and retroactive interference and retrieval failure due to absence of cues Barletta and schema theory
Factors affecting the accuracy of eyewitness testimony: misleading information, including leading questions and post-event discussion; anxiety.
Improving the accuracy of eyewitness testimony, including the use of the cognitive interview.
Future eg Transhumanism : will AI enhance recall , boost memory or upload human memory . Prosthetics eg mobile phones, net
21·          MCQs, Q and A, SP ( student presentation ) , GW ( grp wk), CC( classic clips inc Wearing, forgets nothing, fiction of memory Loftus, BBC Manchester field expt ) , experiment ( expt ) SPE ( serial position effect) , Psy in the media ( Eve standard eg super recognisers July 2015 ), written tasks and internal assessment Outside speaker Future of cognitve psychology and memory research . Classic fims ( Memento etc)
Jan 9th – Feb 10th

5Attachment
Caregiver-infant interactions in humans: reciprocity and interactional synchrony.
Stages of attachment Schaffer.
Multiple attachments and the role of the father ( Gray, Hrdy and WT research : evolutionary accounts)
Animal studies of attachment: Lorenz and Harlow and generalisibaility debate( IDA)
15·          Explanations of attachment: learning theory and Bowlby’s monotropic theory. The concepts of a critical period and IWM
Ainsworth’s ‘Strange Situation’. Types of attachment: secure, insecure-avoidant and insecure-resistant. Cultural variations inc cross cul and universaility debate.
Bowlby’s theory of maternal deprivation. Romanian orphan studies: effects of institutionalisation.
The influence of early attachment on childhood and adult relationships, including the role of an internal working model.
15·          Questionairres, and questionaire design. classic films ( We need to talk about Kevin) MCQs, Q and A, SP ( student presentation ) , GW ( grp wk), CC( classic clips inc BBC romanaian orphans , Lorenz et al ) , experiment ( expt ) Psy in the media ( metro) written tasks and internal assessment ( past paper qs)
Visit ( Welcome inst, Freud Mus, Tavistock Centre )
Outside speaker
Feb 20th – Mar 30th

6Abnormality
Definitions of abnormality, including deviation from social norms, failure to function adequately, sstatistical infrequency and deviation from ideal mental health.
Reliability and validity
The behavioural, emotional and cognitive characteristics of phobias, depression and OCD.
18·          T Bbehavioural approach to explaining and treating phobias: the two-process model, including classical and operant conditioning; systematic desensitisation, including relaxation and use of hierarchy; flooding.
• The cognitive approach to explaining and treating depression: Beck’s negative triad and Ellis’s ABC model; cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT),
• The biological approach to explaining and treating OCD: genetic and neural explanations; drug therapy, ECT and DBS.

future directions eg vaccines for depression, gene therapy
6·          Questionairres,. classic films (Louis Thereax docs, , Cuckoos Nest et al) MCQs, Q and A, SP ( student presentation ) , GW ( grp wk), CC( classic clips inc Rosenhan, baked beans phobia, hoarding doc, addiction limbic stimulation and ) , Psy in the media ( metro) written tasks and internal assessment ( past paper qs)
Visist ( Welcome inst, Freud Mus )
Outside speaker
Apr 16th – Apr 27th

2·          Approaches in psychology or at start of course
Origins of psychology: psychology as a science..
6·          Learning approaches: social learning theory Bandura’s research. • The cognitive approach:. cognitive neuroscience. • The biological approach: the influence of genes, biological structures and neurochemistry on behaviour. Genotype and phenotype, genetic basis of behaviour, evolution and behaviour. • The psychodynamic approach: • Humanistic psychology: free will, self-actualisation. The influence on counselling psychology. • Comparison of approaches6·          MCQs, quiz, Q and A, SP ( student presentation ) , GW ( grp wk), CC( classic clips inc Bandura and Pavlov) , , Psy in the media ( metro) , written tasks and internal assessment ( past paper qs) Mythbusting: academic psy vs counselling.Future directions(bladerunner)
re-use of APFCE ( and GRAVE) and other memory aids
Apr 30th – May 4th

1·          Research methods3·          See GCSE3·         See GCSE
May 8th – May 25th3·          Revision9·           9·          Past papers, internal exam ( linear course)