Department of Social Sciences

Introduction

The Social Sciences Department of the Accra Academy offers the following subjects: Social Studies (a core subject), Government and Geography as ( Elective subjects). The Core subject is studied by all students in the school irrespective of the programme they are offering, whiles the electives are studied by those offering the General Arts and Science four programmes.

Department Members

#NameSubject Taught
1 Mr. Solomon Sarpong Bagmae     (HOD)    Social Studies
2  Miss Miriam Dorothy Moore    Social Studies
3 Miss Gladys   Anewu    Social Studies
4 Miss Kate Ofori-Adomako Social Studies
5 Mr. George Sam    Social Studies
6  Mr Fredrick Owusu   Geography
7 Mr. Oscar Hamenoo     Geography
8 Mr. Victor Aidoo   Geography
9 Mr   Joseph Effah- Mensah   Government

Internship Programme

Student from the University of Education Winneba do join the department annually to under-study us for a term. We take them through all the rudiments of practical teaching to improve their professional development and fulfil the requirement of the University to award them bachelor’s degrees in education.

Students’ Performance in WASSCE From 201 -2013

2011            2012         2013        

Social Studies:         100               99.8           100

Government:           97.7           99.8             100

Geography:               100             100               100

 

Co-Curricular Activities – Field Trips

The Department organises educational trips outside the school to serve as the practical and moral aspects of the lessons taught in the classroom. Some of the areas are the Accra Psychiatric Hospital and the Parliament House. It would interest you to know that most of the students come out of the psychiatric hospital with tears rolling down their chicks and finds it very difficult to eat the whole day. We believe this experience would change their attitudes on substance abuse.

We also make a presentation of used clothing(Collected from the staff) to the Hospital for the up keep of the inmates.