The Social Science Faculty is an enthusiastic, committed and high achieving team of specialists who all strive to achieve one common goal which is to provide “A high, quality level of education” to all the students at Moreton.
We aim to:
- Raise standards of achievement for all students
- Provide students with motivating, exciting and diverse lessons
- Provide models of excellence in business and related subjects’ delivery
- Raise Post 16 participation, providing students with appropriate skills for employment
- Involve students in assessment of their enterprise abilities
The department seeks to continuously improve and build upon the excellent standards and grades it has already achieved.
At Key Stage Four, Year 11 students are currently being taught GCSE Health and Social Care and Child Development, these course will run until 2017, with current Y11 being the last cohort. The current Y10 are being taught the new vocational courses will replace it, in line with government changes. These are Cache Award in Child Development and Care and OCR Nationals in Health and Social Care
Post 16 teaching is shared within the department. Students will study the new Pearson Btec Nationals in Children’s Play Learning and Development and the OCR Technicals in Health and Social Care. Both courses comprise of both exams and controlled assessments over a two year period. This is accredited with either a pass, merit or distinction.
The department is lucky to have specialist teachers, one of which is a current moderator for GCSE Child Development. The team places strong emphasis on teamwork and collaboration to meet both formally and informally to provide a high standard of teaching and discuss any issues.
Philosophy & Aims
We are a dynamic and innovative Faculty committed to advancing the standard of learning and teaching within our area. The skills and knowledge learnt within the Social Science Faculty can enhance learning in other areas of the curriculum and beyond the students life within school into the wider community and environment.
Our philosophy supports the whole school policy by ensuring success for all is achieved through mutual respect and collaboration. We believe in promoting an ethos that is opposed to discrimination so everyone can achieve their potential as lifelong learners.
The Social Science Faculty aims to provide each pupil with knowledge and understanding of all businesses. It also provides opportunities for all pupils to learn the importance of how Health, Social Care and Early Years settings function and how professionals work within each of these areas.
The Social Science Faculty will continuously develop and deliver a range of programmes which are challenging, interesting, innovative and relevant. It will deliver these programmes both effectively and efficiently and seek to continuously improve the quality of both teaching and learning.
As a Faculty we aim to:
- Provide all pupils with the skills and knowledge of how Health, Social Care and Early Years settings work.
- Create opportunities for pupils to apply there theoretical knowledge taught as part of the curriculum in order to improve and develop their understanding.
- Encourage pupils to work in a professional manner as part of teams or independently.
- Provide pupils with the opportunities to present, assess, annotate and monitor their progress in order to identify personal needs and goals.
- Ensure that all pupils are provided with a stimulating, rewarding, safe and caring environment.
- To ensure that each pupils’ individual needs are meet and ensure that each pupil achieves their full potential.
All pupils are expected to abide by classroom rules and follow set routines (See routines). The Social Science Faculty also supports the whole school ethos for pupil expectations. In addition to this the department also expects pupils to:
- Arrive on time to lesson
- Pay attention at all times.
- Not shout out, but put hands up.
- Not distract other pupils
- Have respect for all students.
- Complete work set within the time required
- Come to lessons equipped
- Work independently as well as part of team.
- Complete homework as and when required.
- Have respect for their teacher.
- Work to the best of their ability in order to achieve and make progress.
- Act on advice and feedback provided to them.
- Make contributions to lesson when necessary.
- Apply their own knowledge and experiences to suitable situations.
- Meet targets and deadlines which have been set
With reference to the department, staff are encouraged to support pupil’s expectations by clarifying their expectations to all teaching groups. At the start of each academic year all members of the Social Science staff are required to clarify their expectations with pupils in order to minimize disruptions and maintain a positive and hardworking learning environment.
Social Science Staff
Miss P.McAuley – Head of Faculty
Mrs L. Bowden – Teacher of Social Sciences
Miss E. Noon – Teacher of Social Sciences
Miss T Rogers – Teacher of Social Sciences