Sociology

Key Stage 4 – GCSE

We follow the Eduqas curriculum, which focuses on:

  • Culture and Socialisation
  • Research Methods
  • Family
  • Education
  • Crime and Deviance
  • Social Stratification

Learners tend to really enjoy the subject, which will be new to them at Year 10. It can be difficult to learn all of the key terms and structure the long-mark questions though!

Key Stage 5 – A Level

Sociology is the study of societies and how they shape people’s ideas, their social behaviour and their cultures, and how, in turn, people interact together and shape their societies.

We teach the Eduqas Curriculum. Students sit all units as an exam at the end of their second year. First year components are also assessed internally within the college at the end of the lower sixth year as internal exams. Many continue to complete the full A-Level, which is assessed by a further 3 examinations.

Units taught in first year:

  • Culture and Socialisation
  • Research Methods
  • Family
  • Education

Units taught in second year:

  • Social Inequality
  • Crime and Deviance

We also revise through the content covered in first year, which the learners are be assessed on again.

We encourage the learners to stretch themselves and really engage with the academic nature of the course by conducting wider reading and attending seminars at local universities.

 

Photos: at Southampton University, when students were considering issues around employment law and tattoos.

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  • Bay House School & Sixth Form, Gomer Lane, Alverstoke, Gosport, Hampshire PO12 2QP
  • (023) 9258 7931
  • enquiries@bayhouse.gfmat.org

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