In Key Stage 4, we offer AQA Sociology. Students will gain knowledge and understanding of key social structures, processes and issues through the study of families, education, crime and deviance and social stratification. Students will also learn how to apply various research methods to different sociological contexts.

These topics will be covered in lessons, in preparation for the two examinations:

Examination 1: The sociology of families and education

Examination 2: The sociology of crime and deviance and social stratification

Students will develop their analytical, assimilation and communication skills by comparing and contrasting perspectives on a variety of social issues, constructing reasoned arguments, making substantiated judgements and drawing reasoned conclusions.

By studying sociology, students will develop transferable skills including how to:

  • investigate facts and make deductions
  • develop opinions and new ideas on social issues
  • analyse and better understand the social world.

Year 10 Units of Study

Autumn 1: Introduction and Research methods

Autumn 2: Families

Spring 1: Families

Spring 2: Education

Summer 1: Education

Summer 2: Crime and Deviance

Year 11 Units of Study

Autumn 1: Crime and Deviance

Autumn 2: Social Stratification

Spring 1: Social Stratification

Spring 2 onwards: Exam preparation