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Sociology

Head of Department - Miss R. Roberts

Sociology is a highly successful and popular subject at both GCSE and A Level. GCSE Sociology results are typically well over 80% A*-C at GCSE and over 50% A*-B at A level.

Students at GCSE and A level are able to develop their understanding of how our society works and how we are shaped by the world around us. Students examine the impact of social issues such as Crime, Education, Family and Power. Sociology is a subject which encourages discussion and debate and promotes a mature outlook on our society. GCSE and A level students are often those interested in pursuing careers in law, policing, journalism, teaching and local government.

KS4 - We follow the AQA GCSE Sociology course. Students sit two papers at the end of Yr11. Paper 1 topics include Family, Education and Research methods. Paper 2 topics include Crime and Deviance , Social Stratification and Research methods.

KS5  Students follow the AQA A level Sociology course. Students complete three exams at the end of Yr13. Paper 1 cover Education and Theory and Methods. Paper 2 cover Family, Health and Beliefs in Society. Finally Paper 3 examines Crime and Deviance and Theory and Methods.