The aim of Sociology Department is to inspire students to be curious about the world around them and develop a greater awareness of the interactions between individuals and institutions.
Through the study of Sociology, students develop an appreciation of the development of society, and learn how sociologists study and make sense of the structures, processes and issues that exist in contemporary UK society. Sociology is exciting, interesting and relevant to students’ lives. Students learn to think critically, solve problems and formulate their own theories about society today.
Year 12 & 13: AQA Linear A Level Sociology (7192)
The central focus of study is on UK society today, with consideration given to comparative dimensions where relevant, including the siting of UK society within its globalised context.
Education with Theory and Methods (Paper 1)
Topics in Sociology: Families and Households (Paper 2)
Crime and Deviance with Theory and Methods (Paper 3)
Topics in Sociology: Global Development (Paper 2)
All three exam papers are sat at the end of the two year course.
Sociology is studied through a variety of methods: film, case studies and documentaries are just a few examples. Students can expect to take part in group work, discussions, written assignments and presentations.
Google classroom is used to recommend articles, TV programmes, podcasts, exhibitions, wider reading, and additional courses that the department feels would develop students understanding of various topics.