Sociology

About the Course

Sociology is exciting, interesting and relevant to students' lives. Sociology is about the study of social life, social groups and societies. This means how and why it changes; why social issues such as inequality, crime and poverty exist; the importance of structures, such as the family and the media, without which society as we know it would cease to exist.

An important aspect of sociology is the understanding and application of research methods. Students will engage in their own pieces of investigation to enhance their understanding.

Exam board: GCESE in Sociology (AQA specification)

Course Content:

  • Unit 1 Studying Society; Education; Families
  • Unit 2 Crime and Deviance; Mass Media; Power;

Social Inequality Assessment Assessment for the GCSE will be based on two written examination papers:

  • Unit 1 Studying Society; Education; Families (1h, 30m)
  •  Unit 2 Crime and Deviance; Mass Media; Power; Social Inequality (1h, 30m) For Unit 1, you are required to answer a series of compulsory questions covering all three topic areas. For Unit 2, you are able to choose three topics from four topic options. You are required to answer all questions on your chosen topics.

The course is designed to enable students to have the opportunity to question evidence and issues and develop their critical and evaluation skills.