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Key Stage Four

We follow a two year GCSE course covering a range of Sociological themes and skills. There are two examinations at the end of year 11. Paper 1 (The sociology of Families & Education) is 50% of the total marks and Paper 2 (The sociology of crime and deviance & social stratification) is the other 50%. Both papers are 1hr 45mins and contain 100 marks. We study the themes within each paper from the point of view of real world issues as well as research methods. During the course, students will have the opportunity to participate in revision conferences as well as Immersion Days.

AQA GCSE Sociology

 

Year 10

Year 11

Term One: Autumn

The sociological approach

Crime and deviance

Term Two: Christmas

Families

Social Stratification

Term Three: Winter

Families & Education

Social Stratification

Term Four: Spring

Education

Revision

Term Five: Summer

Crime and deviance

 

Key Stage Five

A-Level Sociology is organised into three different papers: Paper 1 (Education with theory and methods), Paper 2 (Families and Households & Beliefs in Society) and Paper 3 (Crime and deviance with theory and methods). All three papers are 2hrs long, contain 80 marks and constitute 33.33% of the final grade.The course is designed to create independent learners, critical thinkers and decision-makers – all personal assets that can make them stand out as they progress to higher education and/or the workplace.

AQA A-Level Sociology

 

Year 12

Year 13

Term One: Autumn

Education & Research Methods

Crime and Deviance

Term Two: Christmas

Education & Research Methods

Beliefs

Term Three: Winter

Families & Research Methods

Beliefs

Term Four: Spring

Families & Research Methods

Revision

Term Five: Summer

Crime and Deviance