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Sociology

"The function of Sociology, as of every Science, is to reveal that which is hidden."

Pierre Bourdieu

Welcome to the Sociology subject page. Below you will find a breakdown of each year group, including what is taught, how we assess, what enrichment opportunities there are and what can be expected in terms of homework. If you need any further information, please contact the Head of Department, Miss Cavilla, at kcavilla@cromwell.cambs.sch.uk

Click here to see a visual representation of our Sociology curriculum for KS5

Sociology Curriculum Map - Year 12 to Year 13 

Homework

Homework is set on a regular basis by the class teacher and can be accessed by logging into your Go4Schools account. 

Ability Grouping

Sociology is taught in mixed ability groups.

Teaching Staff

Miss K Cavilla (Head of Social Sciences)

Miss Y Rashid

Curriculum 

Key Stage 5

Sociology A Level  

Sociology is the study of the individual and society, with a focus on interactions within the local and global community. A Level Sociology will enable you to develop analytical skills, as well as encouraging you to tackle questions faced in our formative years and adult years.

The two-year course is broken down into the following four units:

  • Year 12
    • Unit 1: Families and households
    • Unit 2: Education with research methods
  • Year 13
    • Unit 3: Beliefs in society
    • Unit 4: Crime and deviance with theory and methods

Here is the Key Stage 5 curriculum map.

Studying a sociology, A level leads to a wide range of humanities-based degrees, as well as providing a pathway to more vocational degrees, such as business management, film, media, and journalism.

Examination Board: AQA

Click here to view the A Level Sociology exam specification