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Politics

Summer Work:

Langley College 2

Year 11 Resources: 

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 3 or more of these tasks to complete: 

  • Read a psychology magazine (e.g. Psychologies, The Psychologist, Psychology Today)

  • Sign up to the fortnightly research digest from the British Psychological Society (http://www.bps.org.uk/news/research-digest/subscribe)

  • Research a famous psychologist and create an A4 fact sheet about them (www.simplypsychology.com)

  • 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 on a topic of your choice (www.verywell.com)

  • Use the BPS website to research jobs in psychology 


Log on to:

http://illuminate.digital/aqapsych1/  

using the username: SSTRODE and password: STUDENT. 

This is the digital companion for your textbook. Become familiar with the format of the textbook and the extra features such as web links, extensions activities, practice questions etc. 


Buy:

  • A ring binder folder labelled ‘paper 1’ and a set of dividers.

  • 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


Do:

  1. Research the mental health illness Schizophrenia and write down the symptoms a person may display if they have Schizophrenia. 

  2. Read the article on Mary McGrath ‘Where did I go?’

  3. What insights does McGrath's first person account give you about the experience of living with schizophrenia? Explain and provide examples


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: 

Read:

Read the book ‘Gang leader for a day’ by Sudhir Venkatesh 

Then write a short summary of the research he conducted. 


Watch:

  • Watch five adverts on television: How do they represent men and women? Are there particular products associated with each gender? Are these representations stereotypical?

  • Watch the documentary: Too poor for posh school 

Then summarise the key ideas the programme is highlighting 

Then summarise the key ideas the programme is highlighting 


Find out more about the qualifications:

Sociology Exam Board Link

Law

Summer Work:

Langley College 2

Year 11 Resources: 

Read:

Under the Wig: A Lawyer's Stories of Murder, Guilt and Innocence by William Clegg QC (also available in audiobook) 


Visit

The UK Supreme Court - 360° Virtual Tour


Watch

Responsible Child - available on BBC iPlayer (for 1 month) 

Or 

The People v.s. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story - available on Netflix 


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

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