Sociology is offered at GCSE and A-Level.
Sociology offers students an insight into social and cultural issues; it helps develop a multi-perspective and critical approach to understanding issues around culture, identity, crime and social power. Sociology makes students question the world in which we live and will motivate them to engage more within society.
Sociology A-Level is a smooth transition from the GCSE course; however it is not a pre-requisite to have studies sociology as a GCSE.
Students will be examined by two exams at the end of year 11 for their GCSE qualification.
At AS, there are two exams; A 1 hour exam for unit 1 and a 2 hour exam for unit 2. At A2, students will sit a further two exams (1.5 hours and 2 hour).
At GCSE, students study sociology 3 hours a week and, at A2, students are taught sociology for 6 hours a week. There are enrichment sessions available after school for further support.