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Update to technical issues during Year 10 Parents' and Carers' remote meetings - SchoolCloud tell us that they have now resolved the issue. If the problem should return, please refresh your browser.


Technical Issues - Year 10 Remote Parents' and Carers' Evening. Please accept our apologies for the disruption to these meetings. Please persevere and keep refreshing your browser until the issue has been rectified by SchoolCloud.


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For all those that might be struggling over the Christmas period, do not forget that there are many organisations out there to help you. Please use our Glyn SHARP page for a huge amount of links to different organisations. . Stay Safe and Stay Well

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Difficult to see but this is the moment yesterday afternoon that 8 Abbey and 8 Tudor took it upon themselves to take the knee for Black Lives Matter at the start of their House Football Final. We are very proud of them.


'Save the Children' charity Mufti Day today - thank you to Glyn families for your generous donations for such an important charity


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Friday 11 December is a Mufti Day in aid of Save the Children. Voluntary donations of £2, please. Students may wear their own clothes. Christmas jumpers encouraged! No uniform needed, but please remember face coverings!

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Retweeted From Glyn School P.E.

Extra-Curricular Sport is back!


Reminder: INSET Day - Friday 26 November 2020 - school closed for all students.


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Looks chilly in Swanage! Year 13 conducting their geography field work today.


Friday 27 November is a Staff Training Day (INSET) so will be closed to all students on that day.


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Do take a look at this week's Glyn Newsletter - cricket and sailing successes, plus other uplifting news:


Reminder that Friday 23 October is a Mufti Day - donations of £2 at the school gates to the Glyn PSA gratefully received. Monies raised provide extra resources for the benefit of our students. Thank you.


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Our Sixth Form Virtual Open Evening will be held on Thursday 15 October 2020, so please check our website on that date. Sadly, no tours or visits this year, but do join us virtually on 15 Oct!


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We look to encourage students to realise the importance of questioning society around us to drive positive change, to develop students into being open minded and accepting of those different to them.

Head of Sociology, Mr S Sledmore,

Why study this subject?

In the words of Pierre Bourdieu ‘The function of Sociology, as with every science, is to reveal that which is hidden’. In Sociology you will be required to think critically about the society in which you live, question things around you that you have previously taken for granted and learn about various different ways of viewing society and the interactions that happen within it.  Everything we learn about, you are directly affected by in your real life.

Is it right for me?

If you enjoy History and Geography and have an interest in politics, then Sociology could be for you. Do ensure though that you are aware of the fact that starting a new subject at Key Stage 4 requires students to be dedicated and committed to the course. Starting a new subject can be like learning a new language and you must be prepared to put in some time and effort outside of lessons to ensure you understand the content covered in class.

An open mind and willingness to listen to and understand other people's views even if they differ from your own. A good memory is also useful as you will need to memorise quite a few sociologists’ names and views.

Year 9 sequence of lessons

Year one is treated as an interest year where we ensure that students have the cultural and background knowledge to allow them to better access the curriculum. Topics are taught in the order that we look at them over the year 10 and 11 primary content delivery time. The rationale for ordering them in this way is the same as below. Rather than teaching the course specifically this year is much more flexible, guided by contemporary events in the media and wider society and will significantly differ depending on the cohort.


Half Term 1 - Intro to Sociology

Half Term 2 - Research Methods Intro

Half Term 3 - Family Intro

Half Term 4 - Education Intro

Half Term 5 - Crime and Deviance Intro

Half Term 6 - Social Stratification Intro

Year 10 sequence of lessons

Half Term 1 - Intro to Soc/ Research Methods

This baseline knowledge is needed as a recap from year 9 to act as a foundation for the rest of the course.


Half Term 2&3 - Family

An easier topic to start with which all students find accessible due to the fact that we all have a family of some sort, they are able to use this personal experience to understand the unit - also the least complex conceptually.


Half Term 4-6 - Education

The next topic we teach is education - starting with a focus on perspectives - this recaps and develops knowledge and understanding of the first unit of work students have studied, is slightly more complex conceptually but still rooted within a topic area that all students have some personal experience.

Year 11 sequence of lessons

Half Term 1&2 - Crime and Deviance

This topic is taught towards the end of the course - content is theoretically harder to grasp. Due to the subject nature, the more mature students are the better.


Half Term 3&4 - Social Stratification

Synoptic links can/need to be made across all areas of the course. Students can't access this without the prior knowledge.


Half Term 5 - Revision

Self explanatory - in practice, revision is also interleaved throughout the whole of year 11 studies.