About

Sociology is the study of human society. It is the study of human behaviour and how we are shaped by the world and environment in which we live. Sociologists investigate the social factors of class, gender, ethnicity, wealth, power, status, culture and traditions.

 

Sociology is an academic subject that requires strong written and verbal skills. The Subject requires learners to have the ability to think differently and question the obvious.

Staff

Ms R. Adams (Head of Sociology)

 

KS4

Subject content

1. The sociological approach

2. Social structures, social processes and social issues

3. Families

4. Education

5. Crime and deviance

6. Social stratification

7. Sociological research methods

 

How is GCSE Sociology assessed?

Two written exam: 1 hour 45 minutes

100 marks each

Assessments

Paper 1: The sociology of families and education-     50% of GCSE

The sociology of families

The sociology of education

Relevant areas of social theory and methodology

Paper 2: The sociology of crime and deviance and social stratification- 50% of GCSE

The sociology of crime and deviance

The sociology of social stratification

Relevant areas of social theory and methodology

KS5

Sociology A-level (7192)

Paper 1: Compulsory unit: Education with Theory and Methods

2 hour written exam

80 marks

33.3% of A-level

Paper 2: Topics in Sociology: Families and Households (option 1); Beliefs in Society (options 2)

2 hour written exam

80 marks

33.3% of A-level

Paper 3: Crime and Deviance with Theory and Methods

2 hour written exam

80 marks

33.3% of A-level