Sociology (KS4)

The study of sociology gives students an awareness of the social, political and economic issues that shape society. It helps to develop a greater understanding of how communities and wider society function. It also helps students to grasp the principles behind social constructs that we take for granted.

GCSE Sociology students will develop valuable, transferable skills such as critical thinking, data analysis, research methods and debating. Sociology bridges the academic divide between arts and sciences; giving students the opportunity to broaden their understanding of society combined with statistical and scientific research methods.

Table of topics

Year 10

Year 11

Families (What do families do? Is there still a “normal” family? Have roles in the family changed?)

Education (What are schools for? Who does well in school and why? How have policies changed the education system?)

Relevant areas of social theory and methodology

Crime and deviance (Why do people commit crime? Who is it that commits crime? Can we trust the statistics?)

Social stratification (Which groups have more power in society? Is this fair? What are the causes of poverty?)

Relevant areas of social theory and methodology

 

AQA GCSE Sociology (8192)

Paper : The Sociology of Families and Education

Written exam: 1 hour 45 minutes

100 marks

50% of GCSE

 

Paper 2- The Sociology of Crime and Deviance and Social Stratification

Written exam: 1 hour 45 minutes

100 marks

50% of GCSE

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