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
  • Education
  • 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.

A full reading list will be provided and students will be able to borrow a course book.  In addition, the following websites might be useful for checking out some of the content we cover: The AQA website to download the specification - a great revision resource and overviews of our topics - Slideshare has some great presentations uploaded by teachers and students.  Check out also, Prezi which has a number of presentations uploaded by students, for example, - this site has some free resources, vlogs and video tutorials and some exemplar answers.

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