Sociology

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Year 10 & 11 Only
Exam board: AQA
Course code/specification number:4192
Level of qualification: GCSE

What will students learn about?

Sociology helps students develop a wide range of knowledge and understanding about society, and how sociologists study and understand its structures, processes and issues. Sociology is exciting, interesting and relevant to students' lives.

Unit 1 – external examination worth 50% of overall grade

  • Studying Society

  • Education

  • Family

Unit 2 – external examination worth 50% of overall grade

  • Crime and deviance

  • Mass media

  • Social inequality

What skills will students develop and demonstrate?

Recognise that their sociological knowledge, understanding and skills help them to develop an understanding of the interrelationships between individuals, groups, institutions and societies

Analyse critically the nature and sources of information and to base reasoned judgements and arguments on evidence

Organise and communicate their knowledge and understanding in different and creative ways, and reach substantiated judgements

How will students’ learning be assessed?

Students will sit 2 externally assessed examinations.

Unit 1: 50% of the overall grade Unit 2: 50% of the overall grade

What grades can students’ access?

Students can access grades A*- G

What can students’ progress on to after completing this course?

AS/A2 Sociology
Social care, health care, law, teaching. 

For further information please contact:

Mr. L. Bradbury Assistant Head bradburyl@burntmill.essex.sch.uk