GCSE Sociology and GCE Sociology.

Extracurricular activities: The department has organised visits and invited outside speakers into school.

GCSE Sociology introduces students to key sociological terms and concepts. Students will be assessed by two 1 hour 45 minute examinations.

 

Autumn Term

Spring Term

Summer Term

Year 10

Understanding social processes:

· Key concepts

· Family

 

Understanding social processes:

· Education

· Sociological research methods

Understanding social processes:

· Sociological research methods

Year 11

Understanding social structures:

·         Differentiation and stratification

·         Crime and deviance

Understanding social structures:

·         Research methods

Revision and exam techniques

 

Revision and exam techniques

Detailed specification is available at
 http://www.eduqas.co.uk/qualifications/sociology/gcse/

Text books used: GCSE Sociology

Further reading/resources:

Teachers notes / resources

Media 

A Level Sociology

Students will follow the OCR A Level Sociology H580. They will undertake three examinations at the end of Year 13 in each of the units.

OCR A Level Sociology H580

 

Autumn Term

Spring Term

Summer Term

Year 12

Introduction to sociology

 

Unit 1 – socialisation , culture and identity

 

 

Unit 1 – socialisation , culture and identity

 

Unit 1 – Youth subcultures

Revision

 

Unit 2 – Research methods and researching social inequalities

Year 13

Unit 2 – Research methods and researching social inequalities

 

Unit 3 – Globalisation and the digital world

 

Unit 3 – Crime and deviance

Revision

 

Exam techniques

Detailed specification is available at

http://www.ocr.org.uk/qualifications/as-a-level-gce-sociology-h180-h580-from-2015/

Textbooks used: OCR A LEVEL Sociology ( Book 1 and 2 )

Further reading/resources:

Teacher’s resources

Media

A Level: Politics

The Edexcel GCE Politics course introduces students to political theories and institutions. Students will undertake three examinations at the end of Year 13. Component Three specialises in American politics.

 Autumn TermSpring TermSummer Term
Year 12

Component One

UK Politics

 

Component One

UK Politics

 

Component Two

UK Government

 

 

Component Two

UK Government

Year 13

Component Three

Comparative Politics

 

Component Three

Comparative Politics

 

Revision / Exam techniques

Revision / Exam techniques

Detailed specification is available at
https://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/edexcel-a-levels/politics-2017.html

Textbooks used: Edexcel AS / A level Politics

Further reading/resources:

Teacher resources

Current affairs media


What the pupils say:

‘’ I enjoy sociology because I learn about issues that are relevant to today’s society’’
‘’ Sociology is a well-rounded subject that can be linked to other subjects and so is a very useful qualification to have’’