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Bryn Hafren Comprehensive School

Merthyr Dyfan Road

Barry, CF62 9YQ

 

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Sociology and Psychology are popular subjects in Bryn Hafren Comprehensive.  

Sociology is available at GCSE and A- Level but Psychology is only offered to the sixth form.  

 

People who take these subjects enjoy them because they are challenging, different and exciting.  

They give students a real insight into how people act and think.  

 

As a department we make lessons fun and exciting.  We use activities and games, have outside

speakers and encourage students to apply their knowledge in the real world.  

These subjects are not for the faint-hearted; we will expect you to work on your own and be

lively and interested.  

 

We have our own teaching rooms in the B Block, fully equipped with data projectors and

pc equipment for exciting, varied lessons.  

Sociology is the study of how people live their everyday lives. You will learn about how our society affects the way that we think and act.

 

The study topics include:

• How people learn to behave

• Families

• Inequality

• Crime

• How Sociologists carry out their research

 

You will be expected to:

• Work on your own

• Think for yourself

• Enjoy discussing new ideas

 

This is a good subject for anyone who is interested in how people think and how society works. It is popular for people who want jobs in research or to do with people; but it doesn’t commit you to any particular job as most careers use some sociology in their training.

 

You will need to be comfortable with reading and words to enjoy Sociology.  

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Psychology

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Psychology is the scientific understanding of how people think.  You will learn about how the mind affects the way that we think and act.

 

The study topics include:

• The brain and how it affects how we think

• Research carried out by Psychologists

• Theories about why we act as we do

• Normal and abnormal behaviour

 

You will be expected to:

• Work on your own

• Think for yourself

• Enjoy discussing new ideas

 

This is a good subject for anyone who is interested in how people think and how the mind works. It is popular for people who want jobs in research or to do with people; but it doesn’t commit you to any particular job as most careers use some psychology in their training.

 

You will need to be comfortable with numbers to enjoy Psychology.  

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