This course aims to broaden pupil minds, helping them to see the world from different perspectives in new and thought provoking ways.
GCSE sociology helps students to gain knowledge and understanding of key social structures, processes and issues through the study of families, education, crime and deviance and social stratification.
For more information, please refer to the curriculum handbook in your year group’s curriculum area or please contact Miss Pearson (Assistant headteacher and Sociology teacher).
The Sociology department is located in an ICT suite equipped with an interactive whiteboard, visualiser and access to a printer, this provides the pupils with equipment to produce work to an outstanding standard.
Pupils are taught via Google classroom within the lesson, with work accessible throughout the delivery of the lessons, this enables pupils to work at their own pace, and recap, reread and thoroughly process all the information from home too.
The sociology GCSE was introduced due to the increased interest from our pupils wanting to learn about the wider world and open up their imagination. The course in its first year of running is extremely popular.
The GCSE course is 100% externally assessed through two exam papers at the end of the two years. The first paper covers the sociology of families and education and the second paper crime and deviance. Throughout both papers, the sociological perspectives and sociologists are covered along with research methods.
Sociology really opens up the doors for those pupils looking at other social sciences or indeed wanting to show further education and employers they have a greater understanding of the world.
There is always the opportunity for additional classes to complete work which will be timetabled with your teacher.
Pupils are expected to complete additional work in their own time and are recommended books and other readings to complete to increase their knowledge and understanding.
The innovative way that the course is taught allows pupils to be stretched and challenged through the extension topic in their virtual classrooms.