• Strodes HUMANITIES
   

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Politics

Summer Work:

Langley College 2

Year 11 Resources: 

Politics Summer Assignment

Watch:

‘Amazing Grace’ (movie 2006) An excellent account about Parliament and a movement which changed the world! Discover where the song originated from and how Parliament works. 

Or 

Watch one of the following Netflix Political documentaries: 

  • Trump an American Dream (2018) 

  • Darkest Hour (Churchill) 

  • The Final Year (Obama’s final term 2017) 


Read (or listen to):

Freakonomics.com (Podcast) Does anyone Really Know What Socialism is? Episode 408 or copy the URL: https://freakonomics.com/?s=ep+408 (USA Macro Politics) 

As part of the course you will learning about different Political Ideologies such as Conservatism, Socialism and Liberalism. 


Research:

Research reputable online newspapers or academic sources to appreciate different political viewpoints about a topic of your own choice i.e The Guardian vs The Financial Times about issues such as inequality. Consider the language and perspectives writers/journalists use to report an issue and whether a paper is trying to persuade or influence you as a reader. In other words, levels of bias used. Make brief notes and be ready to discuss what you learned from all the above in your first lesson. 


Visit Virtually:

The 360 degree virtual tour of the UK Supreme court by copying in the following URL: https://www.supremecourt.uk/visiting/360-degree-virtual-tour.html

Or google search- ‘The UK Supreme Court’ and then search for ‘360 degree virtual tour.’


Find out more about the qualifications:

Politics Exam Board Link

Modern History

Summer Work:

Langley College 2

Year 11 Resources: 

Read:

'The Women Who Flew For Hitler' by Clare Mulley


Watch:

Spanish Civil War (ITV) six part series on YouTube 


Visit:

LEMO Living Virtual Museum Online: http://www.dhm.de/lemo/ 
This covers German History across the 19th and 20th centuries 


Research:

Pablo Picasso's 'Guernica'


Find out more about the qualifications:

Modern History Exam Board Link

Early Modern History

Summer Work:

Langley College 5
Langley College 6
Langley College 7

Year 11 Resources: 

Read up on:

  • Tudors and the History of the period 1399-1509 

Interesting History books published relatively recently which have been ‘The Watchers: A Secret History of the Reign of Elizabeth I’ by Stephen Alford and ‘Winter King’ by Thomas Penn (about Henry VII’s later years) which you can read to gain a feel for the period and historical writing. 


Visit:

  • Virtual tours of Hampton Court, the Tower of London, Fountain’s Abbey, Greenwich Museum, The Imperial War Museum. 

  • The BBC History pages on the BBC website at http://www.bbc.co.uk/history Pay regular visits as there are always interesting updates and a useful archive with some good interactive stuff on our period too. 


Watch:

  • The Early Modern Britain videos/podcasts on the History Faculty website and take notes http://thefaculties.org/early-modern-britain especially on Henry VII, Wolsey and Elizabeth I’s Later Years 

  • A film, although I can’t vouch for their historical accuracy, such as: A Man for All Seasons (1966), Anne of the Thousand Days (1969), Mary, Queen of Scots (1971), Lady Jane (1986), Elizabeth (1998), The Virgin Queen (TV mini-series 2005), Elizabeth: The Golden Age (2007) 

  • Try to watch relevant episodes from good documentary series, especially ones by David Starkey such as Monarchy, Elizabeth, The Six Wives of Henry VIII, Henry VIII: Mind of a Tyrant and Henry VIII. 

  • History Documentaries on TV, the History channel and YouTube 


Find out more about the qualifications:

Early Modern History Exam Board Link

Psychology

Summer Work:

Langley College 2

Year 11 Resources: 

Complete:

Pick three or more of the tasks that have been listed on the website and complete this ready for your first week in college.

  • Read a psychology magazine (e.g., Psychologies, The Psychologist, Psychology today).
  • Use the BPS website to search for potential job opportunities in the field of psychology (https://www.bps.org.uk/)
  • Research one of the following famous psychologists and create a fact sheet on who they are, what they researched and what they found/theorised about human behaviour.

(B.F Skinner, Albert Bandura, Sigmund Freud, Carl Rogers, Abraham Maslow, Wilhelm Wundt, John. B. Watson)

  • Research a psychological study in a topic of your choice and note down the aims, procedures, findings, and conclusions (www.simplypsychology.com)
  • Download and listen to a psychology podcast of your choice, there is a wide selection on Spotify and any other podcast provider.

Complete the task on the mental health illness Schizophrenia (you must complete both tasks):

  • Research the illness schizophrenia and create a fact sheet of the symptoms and causes of this mental health disorder.
  • Read the article called ‘Where did I go?’ by Mary McGrath and provide examples from this article of any references to symptoms of schizophrenia - Psychology_A_Level_Mary_McGrath_-_Where_Did_I_Go.pdf.
  1. Log onto the Strode’s College website and go to ‘Year 11 Resources,’ then click on the ‘Humanities’ tab on the left-hand side of the page.
  2. Click on Psychology Summer Homework - https://www.windsor-forest.ac.uk/strodes-college/strodes-resources-for-yr-11s/humanities.html
  3. The textbook information and log in for an online textbook is for A-level Psychology students only, purchase of the textbook is optional.
  4. The BTEC Applied Psychology textbooks are currently being updated by the exam board (Pearsons), you will receive this information during Induction week at college.

 You do not have to purchase a text book for the course, however if you do wish to buy one please buy the following: 

Psychology


 Find out more about the qualifications:

Psychology Exam Board Link

Applied Psychology Extended Certificate Exam Board Link

Sociology

Summer Work:

Langley College 2

Year 11 Resources: 

Sociology Summer Assignment


 

 

Find out more about the qualifications:

Sociology Exam Board Link

Law

Summer Work:

Langley College 2

Year 11 Resources: 

CORE PREPARATION: You must complete all of these tasks:

  • Complete the following activity:

‘Your ship sinks and you wash ashore on a desert island. You are soon joined by other survivors. Now you are a community, however to make sure there is order it will need rules (i.e. laws) that everyone must follow and consequences should they not be followed. Your task is to write your own constitution (i.e. set of laws) as to how the island should be governed.’

 

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ENRICHMENT: You should undertake at least one of these:

  • Visit your local magistrates’ court or crown court to watch a case and write a summary report about it (date, case facts, and judgment).
  • Use a search engine and search for ‘BBC Radio 4 Law in Action Podcast’ and download/listen to an episode – write a paragraph on what you have learnt for your subject folder.
  • Read your local newspaper and/or a good quality national newspaper (E.g. The Guardian, The Times) and collect any law stories you find, keeping them in a scrapbook.
  • Download the BBC News or Sky News app for your phone or tablet and keep up-to-date with the news.

 

Find out more about the qualifications:

Law Exam Board Link

Geography

Summer Work:

Langley College 2

Year 11 Resources: 

Research:

The 2010 Iceland volcanic eruption and learn to spell Eyjafjallajökull 


Read:
‘Geography: A Very Short Introduction’ by David T. Herbert and John A. Matthews (used under £4 on Amazon) 


Watch:
Any National Geographic videos


Create:
A poster on a topic(s) of your choice from watching some TimeforGeography videos https://timeforgeography.co.uk/videos_list 


Find out more about the qualifications:

Geography Exam Board Link

Criminology

Year 11 Resources: 

Criminology Summer Assignment

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