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Sociology studies the society within which we all live.  It encourages us to understand and ask questions about many of the things we all take for granted.

 

KS4 Sociology GCSE

Click here for the AQA SOCIOLOGY WEBPAGE and HERE FOR THE 8192 SPECIFICATION.

Sociology studies the society within which we all live.  It encourages us to understand and ask questions about many of the things we all take for granted.

This course aims to achieve the following:

·        Develop an understanding of how individuals and groups relate to each other in society

·        Develop skills in gathering, selecting, handling and interpreting information in a range of different formats, including articles, graphs and statistics

·        Develop the ability to reflect on one’s own experience of the social world we live in.

In order to study society it is necessary to break it down into sections, but we must remember that in real life all these sections are linked together and influence each other.

The topics to be covered in the course are as follows: -

Core Topics:

â–ª Investigating society                                         â–ª Key sociological concepts

â–ª Applying research techniques                

Option Topics: (Four topics chosen from the following)

â–ª Crime, Deviance and Social Control                    â–ª Mass Media                

â–ª Family                                                                        â–ª Youth Culture

â–ª Education                                                                  â–ª Work

Themes:

·        Social Stratification (social class, ethnicity, gender, age).  This theme is taught throughout all the topics.

·        Methodology (Methods used by sociologists to collect data, e.g. questionnaires, interviews). This theme is taught as part of an introductory topic as it plays a major part in the examination paper.  However, it also occurs throughout all of the topics and plays a vital part in the Sociological Enquiry.

 


The Curriculum Deputy Headteacher, Ms C Egleton, will be happy to supply further detail and more information if required.

Please contact her at ecsgeneral@enfieldcs.enfield.sch.uk or telephone 020 8363 3030.

KS5 Sociology A Level

(Click for the NEW specification: AQA A level 7192)

Student Course Criteria

For those students with a genuine interest in studying society and the world around them. 

Course Overview

The A level is two years in duration. 

First Year:

Compulsory content: Education, Methods in Context, Research Methods Options: Culture / Identity, Family, Health, Work, Poverty, Welfare 

Second Year:

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Option 1 

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Option 2 

Culture Identity

Family

Health

Work 

  • Beliefs in Society

  • Global Development

  • Media

  • Stratification


The A level qualification is assessed through three papers in the final summer of study. 

Further Opportunities Following this Course:

Sociology is a social science and has strong links with the humanities. It can be studied either on its own or in combination with another subject up to degree level e.g. Sociology and Business Studies. Sociology and Computer Science, Sociology and Statistics. Sociology opens the way to a wide variety of careers – management, social work, social research, marketing, journalism and many more. 

Securing a Place at Post-16

Students must have GCSE grade 6 in English Language. An ability to write in a clear logical way is essential as well as a genuine commitment to the reading that is required. A real interest in current affairs is also vital. 


The Curriculum Deputy Headteacher, Ms C Egleton, and Acting Deputy Headteacher, Ms Foster, will be happy to supply further detail and more information if required.

Please contact them at ecsgeneral@enfieldcs.enfield.sch.uk or telephone 0208 3633030.

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