Mrs Mary Dean and Mrs Becky Jenkins.
What do students study?
Sociology helps make sense of our rapidly changing world. It involves the study of society and the social behaviour of the people in it. Everyone knows something about society – they are part of it. However, sociologists look beyond ‘common sense views’ to study society and its structures in a reasoned and disciplined way, trying to explain what lies beneath the surface.
Students will study the following topics:
- How factors such as class, gender, ethnicity and age have an impact on the individual
- Research methods used by sociologists. This includes practical work
- 21st century family life (special topic)
In Year 13, students study the following topics:
- Exploring social inequality, building on work completed in Year 12
- The role of education and the impact it can have
- Research methods linked to case studies
How are students assessed?
There are four exam units in total, two sat in June of each year:
Exam 1: Culture and Identity (with an item of pre-release material) 1 ½ hours
Exam 2: The Family - 1 ½ hours
Exam 1: Education - 1 ½ hours
Exam 2: Exploring Social Inequality and Difference - 2 hours
Contact Mrs Becky Jenkins for further information: