Year 7 Parents Evening - 14th June 5pm-7pm


Intent Statement 

Our intent is to deliver AS and A Level Sociology and offer an engaging and effective introduction to the subject, providing a sound basis for student wishing to study Sociology at a higher level. Students will learn the fundamentals of the subject and develop skills valued by Higher Education (HE) and employers, including Critical Analysis, independent thinking, structured essay writing and research. Staff will deliver interesting and informative lessons on key sociological issues based on British and global societies.

Key topics to deliver are : the study of Families and Households, Education Provision and Research Methods, the Media and Crime and Deviance. These modern topics relate to societal issues and will broaden knowledge of students in relation to Politics, Class Differentiation and Gender Issues. Up-to-date resources will be used to study the topics with input from visiting speakers and News items relating to Current Affairs. 


Department Information

Sociology is the study of the development, structure, and functioning of human society. It is the study of society to include Family Life, Crime, Research Methods, The Media and Education. Students will learn the fundamentals of the subject and develop skills valued by higher education and employers, including critical analysis, independent thinking and research.

Key Stage 5

Year 12

In Year 12 students will study modules in Families and Households where they will consider, different Family Types, theories on Families and their behaviour and how Family Life has changed over time.  

Students will also look at the role of Education and also consider how students perform in relation to Class, Gender and Ethnicity. Students will consider the role of the School and also look at key Educational Policies. Students will consider a range of sociological research methods.  


Year 13

In Year 13 students will study modules covering Media and Crime and Deviance as well as Education .

Students will study Education combined with Research Methods as noted in the Year 12 information.

Media - in this unit students will undertake a unit on how the Media represents Society and how this can influence Culture and Behaviours within Society. 

The final topic studied is Crime and Deviance. Students will consider types of Crime and look at theories related to why people may undertake criminal activity. Students will also consider Research Methods and how these are gathered for crimes. 


Year 12

Year 13

Unit 1 Families  and Households

Unit 1 Education and Research Methods

Unit 2 Education

Unit 2 Topics – Media and Families and Households


Unit 3 Crime and Deviance

A level Sociology

Year 12  
Year 13