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Sociology

  Name
Subject Leader Sociology Ms N Croucher
Sociology Teachers

Mr T Daniell
Ms C Foreman
Mrs D Long
Mr G Mitchell

Sociology is the study of society; it focuses on how social factors influence human behaviour and the way society shapes the way that people live.

Sociology encourages an understanding of the nature and significance of co-operation and conflict and continuity and change, including individual and social differences in the students’ own and other societies. It encourages students to critically analyse the nature and source of information and to base judgements and arguments on their evidence. Students have the opportunity to reflect on their own experiences of the social world in which they live and to acquire knowledge and develop skills and that enable them to play informed roles within the community.

Key Stage 4

At key stage 4 students have the opportunity to study Sociology GCSE.  It is designed to enable students to develop a wide range of knowledge and understanding about society, how sociologists study and understand its structures, processes and issues. Sociology is exciting, interesting and relevant to students' lives.

Assessment: Written examination 100%

Unit 1: The sociology of families and education 
Written paper- 1 hour 45 minutes

  • Section A has two multiple choice questions followed by a range of short and extended responses
  • Section B has two multiple choice questions followed by a range of short and extended responses.

Unit 2: The sociology of crime and deviance and social stratification 
Written paper- 1 hour 45 minutes

  • Section A has two multiple choice questions followed by a range of short and extended responses 
  • Section B has two multiple choice questions followed by a range of short and extended responses

 

 

Key Stage 5

A-level Sociology offers students the opportunity to develop the essential knowledge and understanding of central aspects of sociological thought and methods. Students are encouraged to demonstrate the application of a range of sociological skills and to consider the integration of the key themes of socialisation, culture and identify social differentiation, power and stratification.

Assessment: 

Year 1: AS standalone Qualification

  • Paper 1: Education with methods in context
  • Paper 2: Research methods and Families and households
  • Both exams are 1 hour and 30 minutes long and are worth 60 marks

Year 2: A level Sociology

  • Paper 1: Education with methods in context
  • Paper 2: Families and households | Global development
  • Paper 3: Crime and deviance with theory and methods
  • All three A level exams are 2 hours long and are worth 80 marks
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