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Sociology GCSE and A Level
Sociology is the study of human behaviour and culture. Sociologists study how society works and encourages critical analysis of the structures and institutions in social life. Sociology is a very popular choice at both A level and GCSE with a large number of girls. A summary of these is detailed below with a fuller description given on the GSCE and A Level pages that follow.
We offer GCSE sociology from Y9 and follow the AQA course.
This means studying these topics in the first year:
In the second year we do
- crime and deviance
- social inequality
- mass media
Sociology is a concentric subject, which means that students will study many of the same topics as they go higher up the school, but they study them in more depth and with more theoretical analysis.
At AS the course topics are
- sociological identity - class, age, gender, ethnicity
- research methods
At A2 the course topics are