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The HCACP Instrumental Concert is tomorrow at 4.30pm. An hour of recitals and exemplary musical acumen.


Two absolute superstars right here 👇🥇🤩! Have loved seeing their musicianship go from strength to strength and confidence grow. What a fantastic achievement passing Grade 6 vocal exam in Y11🥳. Huge congrats to Kira also for the Grade 8 Distinction 👏.


Congratulations to our talented students who took singing exams this half term.  Grace and Kumasi for passing their Grade 6 singing exams with a merit and huge congratulations to Kira for achieving a Distinction in her Grade 8 exam.


HCACP students were lucky enough to participate in literacy rhythm workshops with Ollie from .  It was great fun connecting syllables and rhythms together with some body percussion.


Two more teams competing their DofE Bronze Practice Expedition in the sunshine at High Elms Country Park! Great effort in hot conditions today!


Enjoy 42 seconds of magic from our HCACP Steel Band rehearsal. They play so fine, don't you agree?


HCACP students were fortunate enough to attend t masterclass at Steinway hall with the incredible French.  The students had a wonderful time learning about composing and playing some very expensive pianos!  Thank you to for arranging the event.


Congratulations to our wonderful year 13 students


If you are interested in the terrible impact on children and families living long-term in unsuitable temporary accommodation, listen to this podcast - thank you to the parents who shared their stories


Our amazing HCACP Anti-Bullying Ambassadors


Two terrific teams at the start and at the end of a successful DofE Bronze Practice Expedition!


HCACP Students take in a little culture at the National Art Gallery today.


Curious cows watching one of our DofE expedition teams!


Lunch with a view after climbing a steep hill on their DofE Bronze Practice Expedition!


Music 🔥 🧨👌. An outstanding curriculum, endless performance opportunities, a thriving peripatetic programme, fully inclusive of all students and all types of musicianship. Thank you 🥇Team Music 🎶 and to Katie Stanton for your brilliant leadership.


Enduring high winds, torrential rain, and freezing temperatures, our three DofE Gold teams have done brilliantly to complete their practice expedition! With thanks to for another amazing expedition experience.


Taking a break climbing and then having lunch atop Bannau Sir Gaer on day one of the DofE Gold Practice Expedition.


Admiring the view over Llyn y Fan Fach.


RT : Downhill to camp after a day hiking across the Brecon Beacons.

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Course Title: Sociology (8192)
Exam Board: AQA
Qualification: GCSE

About the course
Sociology helps students develop a wide range of knowledge and understanding about society, and how sociologists study and understand its structures, processes and issues. Sociology is exciting, interesting and relevant to students’ lives.  By studying sociology, students will develop transferrable skills including how to investigate facts and make conclusions, develop opinions and new ideas on social issues, and analyse and better understand the social world. The GCSE is fully examined, with no coursework. Students are encouraged to question evidence and issues and develop their critical and evaluation skills. There is a smooth progression from GCSE to A-level Sociology.

Across the GCSE the students study the following: 

  • Unit 1: Families; Education; Sociological Theory; Methodology 
  • Unit 2: Crime and Deviance; Social Stratification; Sociological Theory; Methodology 

How it is assessed
Each unit is of equal weighting and assessed by two separate examinations on different dates. 

Unit 1: Families and Education  
Written paper- 1hr45 minutes. Students will answer a range of questions on all three topics including 1 mark multiple choice questions followed by a range of short responses (2, 3 and 4 mark short answers) and extended responses (12 mark essays). For both topics students will need to answer questions on the relevant areas of social theory and methodology in relation to the family and education.  

Unit 2: Crime & Deviance, Social Stratification and Social Theory & Methodology  
Written paper- 1hr45 minutes. Students will answer a range of questions on all three topics including 1 mark multiple choice questions followed by a range of short responses .  For both topics students will answer questions on relevant areas of social theory and methodology in relation to crime & deviance and social stratification.