Subject Sociology  
Members of staff Mrs K Gray, Mrs J O’Donnell, Mr A Clifford  
Subject overview

“Challenge the common – sense”.

Sociology is both challenging and enjoyable and students opt for this subject often making it one of the biggest AL courses we run.  Sociology makes students aware of the world in which they live and the social structures that they are a part of. It encourages students to think differently about things they may have taken for granted. As a subject, Sociology builds essential study skills such as literacy, analysis, evaluation and  encourages deeper thinking about difficult theoretical concepts. Students are supported to achieve the very best they can and are expected to be resilient and to deal with challenges with effort.

 
How can parents support their child’s progress in this subject?

Encourage your child to watch/read the news and be aware of the world around them.

 
Extra-Curricular Activities

University Study and Lecture Days

 
Key Stage 5  Students follow AQA AS and AL Sociology. All students complete 100% exams in Year 12 and Year 13. AS exams do not count towards AL grades but act as an important indicator of AL success. We therefore discuss continuation to Y13 with students individually after AS results.
Content Year 12 Year 13    
Autumn term 1 Paper 1 Education

Paper 2 Families and Household

Paper 2 Global Development

Paper 1 & 3 Theoretical Approaches

   
Autumn term 2 Paper 1 Education

Paper 2 Families and Household

Paper 2 Global Development

Paper 1 & 3 Theoretical Approaches

   
Spring term 1 Paper 1 Education

Paper 2 Families and Household

Paper 2 Global Development

Paper 1 & 3 Crime and Deviance

   
Spring term 2 Paper 1 Education and METHODS in context

Paper 2 Families and Household and METHODS

Paper 2 Global Development

Paper 1 & 3 Crime and Deviance

   
Summer term 1 AS Exams Paper 2 Global Development

Paper 1 & 3 Crime and Deviance

Final exam preparation

   
Summer term 2 Begin Global Development and Theoretical Approaches AL exams