By Jade Caublot, Year 12
During Wider Learning Day 2, a number of Year 12 students went across to our Primary Campus at Jalan Bellamy to investigate the issue of gender behaviour. This was appealing to not only Psychology and Sociology students but also any Year 12 student doing their Extended Project Qualification, as it focused on how to collect primary data - a requirement in order to achieve our qualification.
The day was packed with discussing articles regarding gender behaviour not only in school but our wider society as well, assessing secondary sources and making assumptions on what we thought gender behaviour would be like in class before setting out to collect our own primary research. We were given the opportunity to observe the JB students of all ages and in all classes and make notes on their behaviour focusing on the difference between the girls’ and boys’ attitudes in class.
Having spoken to other students who attended this day trip, I can safely say that the day was a success full of eye-opening findings. One of the aspects that made it so great was its relevance to our courses - the topics of education (Sociology), gender (Psychology) and research methods (Psychology and Sociology) and our ability to apply what we had learnt to finding our own primary research for our EPQ. It was amazing spending time with the students at the Jalan Bellamy who are full of energy and keen to learn about our research!
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