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SOCIOLOGY GCSE

Mission Statement

"Don’t become a mere recorder of facts, but try to penetrate the mystery of their origin." -Ivan Pavlov (1849-1936)

In Social Science at DCHS we encourage you to look beneath the surface, to penetrate the mysteries of behaviour and explore what is going on around you in society.

We want you to be curious about human social interaction - from large scale, institutional and global interactions to small, daily interactions between individuals. We want you to develop a passion and interest for the natural and social sciences, gaining scientific understanding of the complex nature of the human mind and society.

We want you to become active, critical thinkers and responsive members of the community. We want you to leave our course(s) with the necessary analytical, oral and written skills required to succeed in the workplace and in life.

Courses Offered & Unit Work

GCSE Sociology (AQA)

Unit Work

Department Highlights

During the Autumn term, the sociology students will be taking an active role in the community by organising a food collection for a local food bank, in order to help low-income families at Christmas.

Staff Contact List

Mrs J Copeland (Head of Department)

jcopeland@dchs-alnwick.org

Mrs G Maitland (Sociology)