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27/05/22

The Harris Academy Rainham Geography department is excited to launch a new gardening club In the spirit of Reduce, Reuse and Recycle”, we would appreciate donations of gardening equipment, hand tools, gloves, seeds, soil, pots and anything gardening related. https://t.co/98pgR2c7pb

23/05/22

Please go to our website for details of the Y11 intervention sessions on offer during the May half term. https://t.co/lEOke73VV9

23/05/22

Year 8 and 9 Parent Information Evening Your are invited to a parent information evening on Wednesday 25th May at 6:00pm, where we would like to speak with you on e-safety and how you can ensure your child is protected online. https://t.co/qxjSVYynY9

19/05/22

HAR Sixth Form Consultation: See the letters home page of our website for the latest letter from the principal with details of upcoming consultation events. https://t.co/ob1pEQBMvK

12/05/22

Year 10 students visited Blenheim Underwriting in Fenchurch Street yesterday as part of their mentoring programme with an award-winning charity, Future Frontiers, where they received a warm welcome from CEO John Lynch. https://t.co/KmQkj5cJop https://t.co/5Hr3boPZIy

09/05/22

Year 11 English Literature Challenge Seminars Friday Mornings 8.15-8.50 B33 with Mrs. Turker

05/05/22

Yesterday some of our Y10 students visited London firm Crawford & Co. where they met the CEO and were mentored by business professionals to develop aspirations and build a life-long engagement with learning. Full story at https://t.co/5jIPxtE3I8 https://t.co/hYsGeSbuAq

31/03/22

April 1st will be a "wear something yellow or blue" non-uniform day, students and staff are encouraged to donate £1. We will also have a bake sale on this day so bring some cash and buy some treats! All money raised will be donated to The British Red Cross Ukraine Crisis Appeal. https://t.co/0w0YfT9YLj

30/03/22

Key Stage 3 Survey for Years 7,8 and 9. It is important to us that we continue to receive feedback on your experiences and views. If you have the time could you please follow the link for our online Spring2 questionnaire. https://t.co/XSOMxrOt0c

28/03/22

Reminder. Year 7 parent information evening on Monday 28th March 2022 at 6:00pm, on e-safety and how you can ensure your child is protected online. Full details on our website at https://t.co/ob1pEQBMvK

24/03/22

April 1st will be a "wear something yellow or blue" non-uniform day, students and staff are encouraged to donate £1. We will also have a bake sale on this day to raise some extra funds. All money raised will be donated to The British Red Cross Ukraine Crisis Appeal.

24/03/22

We would like to invite you to a parent information evening on Monday 28th March 2022 at 6:00pm, where we would like to speak with you on e-safety and how you can ensure your child is protected online. Full details at https://t.co/ob1pEQBMvK

16/03/22

Y11 students were lucky to have a visit from the Principal of Newham Collegiate School, Mr Ismail. He spoke to our students about what it is like to study at a highly academic sixth form and what they should do to fully prepare in the run up to their GCSE exams. Thank you NCS! https://t.co/ksuMdOi0KN

28/02/22

The rescheduled GCSE artwork collection evening will now take place on Thursday 3rd March from 15:30 - 18:00. Please sign-in at reception upon arrival and remember to bring something to carry your sketchbooks home in.

08/02/22

Well done to Tianna, Tomas, Fiona, Daniel, Kierat and Alfie who were invited to hot chocolate with Mr Stananought and Mr Whitehead in recognition of their excellent behaviour and participation in school. https://t.co/rzS3arbKg8

07/02/22

See our website for details of our half term intervention programme for Year 11 https://t.co/bSaGtQF3wo

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Head of Department: Mrs S Ingram

s.ingram@harrisrainham.org.uk

Do you want to study something that relates to everyday life? Do you want to be able to explain why people behave the way they do? Do you ever wonder why your life is different to those around you? Do you want to ask questions about different kinds of people? Do you ever feel like things just don’t seem very fair? Do you like to debate/argue big issues? Do you like to ask really difficult questions?  Do you like to discover links between different aspects of your life?

Sociology is the study of society and throughout the course, we aim to understand and explain the way our society is structured and the way people behave.

What will I study?

  • Key concepts and processes of cultural transmission – how do we learn to behave like humans, from our families, the media and school?
  • Families – why do we need our families, and what happens when we don’t have them? How has family life changed in the last 50 years?
  • Education – why are there differences between girls and boys, richer students and poorer students, and students with different ethnic backgrounds in school? Why do some students get better grades than others? What do we need education for?
  • Sociological research methods – how do we find things out?
  • Social differentiation and stratification – why do children from different backgrounds have different life chances?
  • Crime and deviance – who commits crime, and why? What happens when they do? How can we stop it, and why should we?

They will learn about theories and approaches which sociologists have developed and apply them to their studies. Most of the content will be based on life in the UK but will link to more international issues and examples as appropriate. This helps students to build up an understanding and awareness of the world in which we live and broadens their general understanding of society which is important for young people in today’s world.

How will I be assessed?

100% written examination

Anything else I need to know?

It is useful for students to try to build up their general knowledge and to be interested in current affairs. Watching the news or documentaries is a good way to build up sociological understanding. Reading a quality newspaper will help to build up examples which can support answers in the exam. Sociology helps students to have an appreciation of the way the world changes and is interrelated whilst societies and individuals maintain their own individual characteristics. In this way, sociology can be a subject which increases student awareness and understanding of the ever-changing world around us and helps them to prepare for life in the adult world.