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Great start to this academic year, with students understanding the importance of Literacy and Reading. Taking books out of the school library on the very first day! Well done to Betty, Courtney and Matthew.


Well done to new Year7 student Phoebe, who took part in the Summer Reading Challenge set by the School Librarian on Induction day. Could students please notify the School Librarian, if they also took part this year. Thank you


Harris Academy Rainham will be holding an Open Evening for the September 2020 intake on Tuesday 1st October from 5.30pm to 8.30pm.  Principal's presentations at 6pm, 6.45pm and 7.30pm.  All Welcome!


Just a reminder that it's school photograph day tomorrow 10th September for all students. There will also be a group photo taken of our Year 11 students.


We are looking forward to the return of all our students and meeting all our new Year 7 students. Arrangements are:- Friday 6th September 2019 Year 7 and Year 11 only. Arrive at 8.50am for a 9am start Monday 9th September 2019 All Year Groups in Learning Guides for 8.55am


CheungHao collecting his results. Well done and good luck in the future.


Kostadin happy with his results including more grade 9s in Maths and Science.


Anas celebrating with one of our staff this morning. some excellent results including a grade 6 in Art. A great achievement.


Naomi collecting her results. Some excellent results in particular Maths and Science. Well done,


Zainab delighted with her results today, Grade 7 and 8s across the board. Well done.


Amy and Raksha collecting results today. Great results with Grade 9 in English, Maths and Science. Well Done,.


Emily, Roland and Megan this morning with their results. Fantastic achievements for all of you 21 Grade 4+ and special mention to Emily Grade 9 in Art.


Our Head Girl, Esther and Sara Collecting their results. 15 Grade 9-7 between them. Good luck for the future.


Some of our Year 10 Maths Fast Track pupils, Andrei, Quang and Taylor collecting their maths GCSEs today. Keep up the good work.


Andrew with an excellent set of results. Well done Andrew.


Nathan with his results today.He achieved 8 Grade 9/8.


Jay, Hannah, Sydney and Billy celebrating their results this morning. Well done to all of you.


Well done to Frankie on his excellent results. Good luck next year.


Rory and James receiving their certificates. Well done to both. 15 Grade 9 GCSEs between them.


More happy students. Our congratulations to Baaba, Chelsea and Rebecca. All your hard work has paid off.

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Sociology is the scientific study of society, including patterns of social behaviours and relationships, social interaction, culture, organisation and institutions. As a discipline it embraces a variety of viewpoints all of which, however, share the common pursuit of increasing our understanding of the social world and places the individual within a social context. It is a social science that uses various methods of empirical investigation and critical analysis to develop a body of knowledge about society and social change.

Year 9

In Year 9 students focus on three key topics. These are an introduction to sociology, families and education. Students will be introduced to key sociological theories including Marxism, Functionalism, New Right and Feminism. Pupils will reflect on the impact these ideas have had on the change in society and develop an investigative approach in questioning and uncovering sociological truths and myths.

Our students will learn to evaluate the different sociological theories and discover whether these theories offer good arguments for how our society is. They will look at modern and old theories and see how they apply to an ever-changing sociological environment. They will also analyse and evaluate the limitations of each theory, their similarities and differences. This will be crucial in ensuring they are well prepared for the exam at the end of Year 11.

Year 10 & 11

In Year 10 and 11 pupils will learn three new topics from the GCSE course: sociological issues facing the UK in the 21st century; issues surrounding crime and deviance; and social research. They will reflect and evaluate on the impact these ideas have on society as a whole. They will learn to challenge opinions and attitudes in the light of their prior learning in Year 9. We aim to not only promote their academic ability in this subject but also enable them to reflect and contribute in a positive way to our ever-changing society and global community.

We seek to develop well-rounded students who are able to construct well-argued, well-informed, balanced sociological arguments. Our students will be able to demonstrate key sociological knowledge in depth and speak and write confidently about the different topics they study.