Key Stage 4 Curriculum Outline

Sociology helps pupils 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 pupils’ lives. The GCSE Full Course specification is fully examined, with no coursework. Pupils are encouraged to question evidence and issues and develop their critical and evaluation skills.

The areas which we study in Sociology are:

  • What is Sociology?
  • Education
  • Families
  • Crime & Deviance
  • Mass Media
  • Power and Social Inequality

Future Opportunities and Pathways Post 16

A qualification in Sociology will provide you with many key skills, including; logical thinking, planning, research and negotiation – all of which can be used in a variety of careers. For example, many Sociologists go into Social Work, community projects, charity work, Welfare Advising and other areas of Social Services. Other careers are Civil Service, Prison Officers, Journalists, Police and Teaching.

The GCSE Sociology course provides smooth progression from GCSE to A Level Sociology.

Sociology is about your life and the world around you. It is a subject that you will have experience of and one that will help you understand many aspects of your future. You can bring your own life events and ideas into the classroom in a way you might not be able to with other subjects. It helps you understand that the society we are presented with is not always the true picture and it will help you understand who is trying to manipulate your ideas and why they are trying to do that. If you know this, you can make more informed choices about your life and your future.

Extra Curricular Opportunities

Homework / Study support drop in sessions – Monday, Tuesday and Thursday after the Academy day ends.