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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 our students' lives. We follow the AQA specification at GCSE and A Level.  The specification encourages students to take a questioning approach to evidence and issues, thus developing their critical, evaluative skills.

The AQA specification has been developed to enable a smooth progression. Students who do the GCSE Sociology specification will be prepared when moving on to AS and A-Level Sociology

key stage 5

These qualifications offer an engaging and effective introduction to Sociology. Students will learn the fundamentals of the subject and develop skills valued by universities and employers, including critical analysis, independent thinking and research

Assessments is through exams only and includes short answer and extended writing/essays, which target:

  • knowledge and understanding
  • application
  • analysis and evaluation.

Subject content

Education with Theory and Methods

Crime and Deviance with Theory and Methods

Topics in Sociology