The Sociology course places at its focus the study of UK society today, with consideration given to comparative dimensions where relevant, including the siting of UK society within its globalised context.
Students should be prepared to cover a whole range of concepts and ideas from the following topics:
In Year 12
- An introduction to theoretical perspectives
- Research methods placed in the context of education
- Families and Households
There will be a formal mock twice in the year to assess examination skills and prepare students for movement into Year 13.
In Year 13
The topics covered in Year 12 will be revised:
- Education and research methods
- Families and households
And the following new content will be added:
- Theory and methods
- Beliefs and society
- Crime and deviance
There will be a formal mock in Term 3 to assess examination skills. Students will sit three examinations in the summer session.
This course is fully assessed with examinations.