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Pupils

Social Sciences

The Social Sciences subjects are about understanding the human world and the interaction people have with it. 

It is the scientific study of human society and social relationships, and plays a central role within the school and college.

We have a strong and dedicated team of staff who bring with them diverse experiences and skills from the world outside of education. All of the Social Sciences team have high expectations of teaching and learning and are incredibly passionate about their fields of expertise.

  • Ms C McCoy (Head of Social Sciences and Teacher of Psychology, Sociology and Business Studies)
  • Mr B Beebe (Teacher of Politics)
  • Mr L Greer (Teacher of Psychology and Sociology)
  • Mr R Hill (Teacher of Business Studies and Economics)
  • Mrs N Lovett (Teacher of Law and Politics)
  • Ms H McGuinness (Teacher of Psychology)
  • Mrs F Nantongwe (Teacher of Sociology)
  • Mr M Pittaccio (Teacher of Business Studies and Economics)

Key Stage Three

Year 9 Business Studies

Pupils choose this optional topic and receive four hours of lessons per fortnight, taught in mixed ability classes. The classes aim to give students a taste of what studying business is about as well as starting to develop entrepreneurial skills such as creativity and teamwork.

Pupils will learn about the following:

  • Introduction to Business
  • Human Resources
  • Social Enterprises
  • Marketing
  • Operations
  • Influences of Business
  • Finance

Key Stage Four

Business Studies

Pupils choose this optional subject to study at GCSE level.  They receive five hours of lessons per fortnight and are taught in mixed ability classes. Students will develop a clear understanding of business operations and activities, and as well as the personal skills to develop entrepreneurial qualities such as leadership and teamwork.

Pupils will learn about the following:

Year 10:

  • Businesses in the Real World
  • Influences on Business
  • Business Operations

Year 11:

  • Human Resources
  • Marketing
  • Finance

Exam Specification: AQA - Business GCSE (8132)


Sociology

Pupils choose this optional subject to study at GCSE level.  They receive five hours of lessons per fortnight and are taught in mixed ability classes. Sociology is the study of society and of people and their behaviour. Sociologists produce theories using evidence-based research and Sociology has many practical applications, for example in the development of social policies.

Pupils will learn about the following:

Year 10:

  • Cultural transmission
  • Education
  • Social differentiation and stratification

Year 11:

  • Families
  • Crime and deviance
  • Sociological research methods and applied methods of sociological enquiry

Exam Specification: Eduqas - Sociology GCSE (C200QS)

Key Stage Five

Reepham College offers A-level Business Studies, A-level Economics, A-level Law, A-level Politics, A-level Psychology and A-level Sociology. Please see the college website & prospectus for more details.

www.reephamcollege.com/for-students-and-parents/subjects

Accommodation and Resources

Rooms are well equipped with interactive whiteboards and have access to laptops and tablets for use within lessons. The Social Sciences Department have a wide range of resources for pupils to access to extend their learning beyond the classroom. A-level lessons are taught in the Sixth Form building.

Extra-curricular Activity and Trips

Key Stage Three:

Year 9 Business Studies: Annual trip to Banham Zoo

Key Stage Four:

Year 10 and 11 Business Studies: Podcasts: Radio 4: Money Box

Year 10 and 11 Sociology: Speaker Nadine White, journalist from the Huffington Post. Planned school exchange with Townley Grammar school


* For detailed information on the Social Sciences curriculum, please refer to the Parents Guide to the Curriculum.

Our Schools

Synergy Multi-Academy Trust comprises fifteen Norfolk schools serving children between the ages of 2 and 18. Our schools work collaboratively together to raise standards and provide education of the highest possible standard, offering the best of opportunities for pupils. The Trust was initially established in 2015. We believe that all of our schools have strengths and areas to develop, and that all can improve through sharing expertise and wisdom. The Trust understands that there will be excellent practice in each school, and that every school will be able to contribute to the development of the Trust as a whole.

Our Schools

Synergy Multi-Academy Trust comprises fifteen Norfolk schools serving children between the ages of 2 and 18. Our schools work collaboratively together to raise standards and provide education of the highest possible standard, offering the best of opportunities for pupils. The Trust was initially established in 2015. We believe that all of our schools have strengths and areas to develop, and that all can improve through sharing expertise and wisdom. The Trust understands that there will be excellent practice in each school, and that every school will be able to contribute to the development of the Trust as a whole.

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