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Sociology

Miss M Evans - Subject Leader

 

Year 12 Sociology 

What will students know and be able to do:

By the end of their Sociology studies, students will have gained a deeper understanding of the world around them and will have reflected on social issues that are relevant to their own experiences. They will have developed key skills, such as critical thinking, analysing, and creating clear, logical arguments with scope for extensive evaluation from a range of theoretical perspectives. They will be able to look at the world around them and have an understanding of the interrelationships between individuals, groups, institutions, and societies, as well as consider issues with a global outlook.

In Year 12, students will already have the groundwork for a lot of the necessary skills needed through their GCSE Humanities studies, whether they studied History, Geography, and/or RE, and they will then focus on applying these skills to the world around them. They will begin by gaining a clear understanding of research methods, which can then be used to analyse and evaluate their following topics. Topics have been chosen for students based on their interests and whether students can understand and relate to them, for example gender in the media.

How will they learn this:

Students will still have lessons with structures they would recognise from their GCSE studies; however,  they will also be introduced to different types of learning through lectures, seminars, essay writing, and revision practise.

How will they be assessed:

Students will complete a variety of exam question essays throughout the term, with at least one essay a fortnight. They complete these in a specific essay book, which is marked and then given back to the student to complete DIRT tasks.

Year 12 Sociology Overview

 

Year 13 Sociology 

What will students know and be able to do:

By the end of their Sociology studies, students will have gained a deeper understanding of the world around them and will have reflected on social issues that are relevant to their own experiences. They will have developed key skills, such as critical thinking, analysing, and creating clear, logical arguments with scope for extensive evaluation from a range of theoretical perspectives. They will be able to look at the world around them and have an understanding of the interrelationships between individuals, groups, institutions, and societies, as well as consider issues with a global outlook.

In Year 13, students will develop the skills they learned in Year 12 and apply some of the key concepts and research methods to their new topics. These topics have been chosen for students based on their interests and the context of the world they live in, for example examining green crime.

How will they learn this:

Students will continue with lessons in a similar manner to Year 12, however there will be a stronger focus on revision

How will they be assessed:

Students will complete a variety of exam question essays throughout the term. They complete these in a specific essay book, which is marked and then given back to the student to complete DIRT tasks. They will then complete their final exams in May/June.

Year 13 Sociology Overview