Sociology

‘The function of sociology, as of every science, is to reveal that which is hidden’ -Pierre Bourdieu

Welcome to GCSE Sociology at King’s Lynn Academy. We hope that you find the course both enjoyable and challenging and that you achieve success at the end of the course.

In GCSE Sociology, you will deal with sociological concepts, studies, methods and theories – you will be assessed in two examinations at the end of the year.

You will cover the following topics:

  • Families
  • Education
  • Crime and deviance
  • Social stratification
  • Relevant areas of social theory and methodology

It is important that you have an interest in social issues. Therefore you should attempt to:

  • Read newspapers, especially quality newspapers.
  • Watch news programmes and documentaries about current affairs.
  • Use effective internet research.

 

The Exams

You will sit two exams in the end of year 11:

  1. Written Paper – 1 hour 45mins, 100 marks (50%)
  • The sociology of families
  • The sociology of education

Relevant areas of social theory and methodology

2. Written Paper – 1 hour 45mins, 100 marks (50%)

  • The sociology of crime and deviance
  • The sociology of social stratification

Relevant areas of social theory and methodology

 

The exam will consist of multiple structured questions, ranging between short, multiple choice and long answer questions. You will also be required to answer questions in a short essay format.

You will follow the AQA syllabus – https://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/sociology/gcse/sociology-8192

Curriculum Overview 2018/19

Yr 9 SOL – Autumn 1
Yr 9 SOL – Autumn 2
Yr 9 SOL – Spring 1

Y11 SOL – Autumn 1
Yr 11 SOL – Autumn 2
Yr 11 SOL – Spring 1