Sociology

The Study of Human Society
GCSE Sociology is taught over a three year period and follows the AQA exam board specification; course code 8192.
Candidates will be introduced to central terms and concepts used in sociology.
For example:
Social structures: including the family, education and stratification systems.
Social processes: including socialisation, social control and social change.
Social issues: including the causes and consequences of inequality, and the sources, distribution and exercise of power and authority.

Subject content includes seven topic areas:
(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

In year nine learners will conduct their own research project to enabling them to apply application to knowledge as the course progresses.
Learners develop a wide range of knowledge and understanding about society, and how sociologists study and understand its structures, processes and issues.
Sociology is exciting, interesting and relevant to learners’ lives. This specification encourages learners to take a questioning approach to evidence and issues, thus developing their critical, evaluative skills needed for their future careers.
Additionally, this specification has been developed to enable a smooth progression to GCE Sociology, so learners who complete this GCSE Sociology specification will be well prepared when moving on to AS and A Level Sociology.
GCSE Exam Results:
Sociology 2016: A*- A% =50.0; A*- C=100%; A*- G%= 100
Sociology 2015: A*- A% =37.0; A*- C=92.6%; A*- G%= 100

Careers linked to these subjects are listed below:
Administration; Business; Corrections (including Police service); Counselling; Education; Medicine; Social work; Investigations; Journalism; Politics; Public Relations; Research; Senior Services; Youth Services.
Sociology offers 1-2-1 support as a when required; including after school classes. Full day classes are offered throughout half terms and Easter holidays.