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Business & Social Science

Department: Business & Social Sciences

Head of department: Mr P Smith

If you wish to learn more about the curriculum, please contact the head of Department by email: ­­­­p.smith@oaklandscatholicschool.org

 

GCSE Business & Economics Years 10-11

Exam Board: Edexcel

Exam board specification weblink: http://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/edexcel-gcses/business-2009.html

Year 10 Topics – Unit 1

Introduction to Small Business

Year 11 Topics – Unit 5

Introduction to Economic Understanding

Topic 1.1 Spotting a business opportunity

Topic 1.2 Showing enterprise

Topic 1.3 Putting a business idea into practice

Topic 1.4 Making the start-up effective

Topic 1.5 Understanding the economic context

Topic 5.1 How can I start to think like an economist?

Topic 5.2 Risk or certainty?

Topic 5.3 Big or small?

Topic 5.4 Is growth good?

Topic 5.5 Is the world fair?

 

GCSE Health & Social Care (J406 – Single Award) Years 10-11

Exam Board: OCR

Exam board specification weblink: http://www.ocr.org.uk/Images/68454-specification.pdf

 

Year 10 Topics - Unit A911

Health, Social Care and Early Years Provision

 

Year 11 Topics - Unit A912

Understanding Personal Development and

Relationships

 

• The range of care needs of major client

groups

• The ways people can obtain services and

the possible barriers that could prevent

people from gaining access to services

• The types of services that exist to meet

client group needs and how they are

organised

• The principles of care that underpin all

care work

• The main work roles and skills of people

who provide health, social care and early

years services

• The stages and pattern of human growth

and development

• The different factors that can affect human

growth and development

• The development of self-concept and

different types of relationships

• Major life changes and sources of support

 

  • A level Economics Y12-13

Exam Board: AQA

Exam Board specification weblink: http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/economics/as-and-a-level/economics-7135-7136

 

Year 12 Topics

Year 13 Topics

The operation of markets and market failure

  • Economic methodology and the economic problem
  • Price determination in a competitive market
  • Production, costs and revenue
  • Competitive and concentrated markets
  • The market mechanism, market failure and government intervention in markets

The national economy in a global context

  • The measurement of macroeconomic performance
  • How the macroeconomy works : the circular flow of income, AD/AS analysis, and related concepts
  • Economic performance
  • Macroeconomic policy

Individuals, firms, markets and market failure

  • Perfect competition, imperfectly competitive markets and monopoly
  • The labour market
  • The distribution of income and wealth: poverty and inequality

The national and international economy

  • Financial markets and monetary policy
  • Fiscal policy and supply-side policies
  • The international economy

 

  • A level Business Y12-13

Exam Board: AQA

Exam Board specification weblink: http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/business-subjects/as-and-a-level/business-7131-7132

 

Year 12 Topics

Year 13 Topics

  • What is business?
  • Managers, leadership and decision making
  • Decision making to improve marketing performance
  • Decision making to improve operational performance
  • Decision making to improve financial performance
  • Decision making to improve human resource performance
  • Analysing the strategic position of a business
  • Choosing strategic direction
  • Strategic methods: how to pursue strategies
  • Managing strategic change
  • A level Sociology Y12-13

Exam Board: WJEC (Year 12)

Exam Board specification weblink: http://eduqas.co.uk/qualifications/sociology/as-a-level/

Exam Board: OCR (Year 13) * In September 2017 students will commence WJEC Year 2 A level.

Exam Board specification weblink: http://www.ocr.org.uk/qualifications/as-a-level-gce-sociology-h181-h581/

Year 12 Topics (WJEC)

Year 13 Topics *(OCR)

  • Social order, social control
  • Social change
  • Conflict and consensus
  • Social structure and social action
  • The role of values
  • The relationship between social and contemporary social policy

A2 Unit G673: Power and Control

Sociology of education

  • Structure and organisation of the education system
  • Role and function of education in society
  • Differential educational achievement
  • Relationship between education and the economy
  • education and social policy

 

A2 Unit G674: Exploring Social Inequality and Difference

Social inequality and difference, illustrated by the study of:

  • Gender
  • Class
  • Ethnicity
  • Age

Exploring sociological research on social inequality and difference:

  • Practical concerns
  • Theoretical issues.

 

 

  • A level Psychology Y12-13

Exam Board: AQA

Exam Board specification weblink: http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/psychology/as-and-a-level/psychology-7181-7182

 

Year 12 Topics

Year 13 Topics

  • Social influence
  • Memory
  • Attachment
  • Approaches in psychology
  • Psychopathology
  • Research methods
  • Biopsychology
  • Issues and debates in psychology

Options from:

Option 1

  • Relationships
  • Gender
  • Cognition and development

Option 2

  • Schizophrenia
  • Eating behaviour
  • Stress

Option 3

  • Aggression
  • Forensic psychology
  • Addiction

 

  • A level Health & Social Care Y12-13 (details TBC)

Exam Board: OCR

Exam Board specification weblink: http://www.ocr.org.uk/qualifications/as-a-level-gce-sociology-h181-h581/

 

Year 12 Topics

Year 13 Topics

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  • A level Government & Politics Y13

Exam Board: AQA

Exam Board specification weblink: http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/government-and-politics/as-and-a-level/government-and-politics-2150

 

Year 12 Topics - NA

Year 13 Topics

 

  • The Politics of the USA
  • Ideologies
  • The Government of the USA
  • Political Issues: Ideologies in Action

 

  • A level Law Y12-13

Exam Board: OCR

Exam Board specification weblink: http://www.ocr.org.uk/qualifications/as-a-level-gce-law-h134-h534/

Year 12 Topics

Year 13 Topics

Sources of law 12

  • Bill to an Act
  • EU Law
  • Judicial Precedent
  • Statutory interpretation

English Legal System  

  • Police Powers
  • Criminal and civil courts
  • Sentencing
  • Magistrates
  • Jury
  • Legal profession
  • Appeals

 

 

  • Special study pre-release  - one topic - Non fatal offences (every year topic changes)
  • Principles of Criminal law - Actus reus and mens rea
  • Offences - NFO, murder, robbery, theft & manslaughter.

Defences:

  • Self Defence
  • Automatism
  • Insanity
  • Duress
  • Intoxication