Category: Grade 10 Individuals and Societies

Reflections so far Gr 10 – Homework

Homework this weekend

You were all asked to create an ATL portfolio where you would do reflections on your work as we progressed. Can you please update these.

10 – 1

10 – 4

Your coastal study was a massive piece of work covering many ATLs and all criteria. Please make a comment on this padlet.  Add your name to start a column – Add reflections and thoughts about usefulness and use of the  TSC and usefulness of focusing on specific ATLs. Be honest and state whether you used it more than usual, when you used it how effectively etc. Did you make an effort? do you think it will help improve your grades if you continue to use the TSC as a guide and focus on certain ATLs?


Today we will start the new unit on Psychology , in particular focusing on behaviour. Introduction to abnormality.


  • What are phobias?
  • What causes phobias?
  • How are they treated?
  • Are they more nature or nurture?
  • What is the difference between fear and phobia?
  • What would you consider abnormal human behavior?
  • How can we measure such behavior?

Exercise 1 :-

  • Make sure read the handout on Abnormality.
  • In groups, explain the following ways of measuring abnormality and their evaluation, using specific examples:
    • Statistical infrequency
    • Deviation from social norms
    • Failure to function adequately
    • Deviation from ideal mental health

Exercise 2:-

Then go to Kahoot and play the ‘definitions of abnormality quiz’

Watch this – Models of abnormality

Model: A set of assumptions or concepts that help psychologists and/or scientists explain and interpret observations

  • Spells out basic assumptions and sets guidelines for investigation and treatment
  • Some may conflict with each other or be better suited for certain conditions

In groups, use the handout to explain the following models of abnormality, as well as their ethical and practical implications.

Do some research of an actual case study where your model has been used, and explain it to the class, using the model to structure your explanation.

  • Medical model
  • Psychoanalytic approach
  • Behavioral approach
  • Cognitive Approach
  • Humanistic approach

Homework this weekend and completion of part 2 Beach Study next week

This weekend you should complete your analysis. Make sure you follow the instructions and look at the TSC so you include all necessary detail.

We will start on the conclusion and evaluation next week.

10 A your last lesson with me next week is Thursday Dec 6th. So you either need to print and hand it to me at the end of the lesson or remember to hand to me Fri 7th. As you don’t have a lesson Fri you must make sure to remind yourself to hand it in. If you don’t hand it in it will not be marked.

10 D you will be handing it in to me end of the lesson Friday 7th Dec.



Cover work Grade 10

You are working on graphing results. At the end of the lesson you should have your gradient graph and wave height graph done( this can be done using a computer) Homework is to sort and choose the photos you will use when you show landforms and mitigation in your  analysis.

10 D if you need extra graph paper ask Trey. 10 A ask Andrew.



COVER WORK GRADE 10 A Monday 7&8 and 10D Wednesday 1&2

Grade 10 – COASTS

Today you will have a cover teacher. You will be starting to look at some of the processes at work on the coastline.

You will start by looking at how coasts are ERODED. You need to understand the processes of erosion

Please read the first 2 pages of this document (p26 & 27  Waugh)

Activities :

  1. On the paper your cover teacher will hand out – please draw the 4 processes as a cartoon – You can’t use words. You can use coloured pens or pencils and they should be neat. Simply draw what you think best explains this process. You don’t need to give it a title – we can compare drawings next lesson.
  2. Next – Make sure you have read all about the features created by erosion on pages 26 & 27 and use the internet to find examples of these landforms, which are emboldened in the text. You should create a doc and find a photo of each – paste it on the doc along with it’s citation and maybe a small map beside it showing it’s location. You might have seen some of these landforms on your holidays and have photos already. Make sure you have examples of all of the landforms below on your doc by next lesson – so use your time wisely today.
  • Headlands and bays
  • Caves
  • Arches or sea arches
  • Stacks
  • Stumps
  • Wave cut platforms
  • Wave cut notches

Hope all goes well. I will check you have done the above next lesson.


We will start doing some reports on Monopolies. Decide whether you want to do a Petcha Kucha or a news report imove.

Both 10 A due and 10 D are due Mon Oct 8th.

Add the ATLs which you are focusing on personally on the links here – 10A and 10D

Add links to your work and plan here 10 A and 10 D

Please make sure you refer to some economic terminology and theory – make sure you have read and watched the links from the last blog post to help with this.

Monopolies 10D


What are monopolies? Are monopolies good or bad? Sometimes they offer more benefits than disadvantages, other times more cons.
Think of some examples of monopolies in our community?

Watch the video below and read all the articles/slideshows

Video economics – monopolies explained simply

Monopolies slideshow

Indian railways


The importance of competition – monopolies

Monopolies diagrams

In groups of 2 or 3 find 2 real world examples of companies with a monopoly on their market:

  • One with positive social outcomes
  • One with negative social outcomes