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Head of Sociology: Ms Shirin Begum

Key Stage 4 (Year 10-11)

WJEC Eduqas

Year 10:

Component 1 Understanding Social Processes

  • Key concepts and processes of cultural transmission
  • Families
  • Education
  • Sociological research methods

Year 11:

Component 2 Understanding Social Structures

  • Crime and Deviance
  • Applied methods
  • Social differentiation and stratification

Key Stage 5 (Year 12-13)

OCR A Level

Year 12:

Component 1 Socialisation, Culture and Identity

  • Socialisation, culture and identity
  • Families and relationships

Component 2 Researching and Understanding Social Inequality

  • Social inequality
  • Research methods

Year 13:

Component 3 Debates in contemporary society

  • Globalisation and the digital social world
  • Education

Independent Learning Resources

Key Stage 4

Eduqas

  • WJEC Eduqas GCSE Sociology textbook is available in the library for students to use. This text book is recommended by the exam board.
  • BBC News website the website will provide students with contemporary examples and also allow students to have an understanding of what is happening in today’s society. Students can apply evidence to exam questions.
  • Joseph Rowntree Foundation website has contemporary research relating to a variety of inequalities. Students can make notes on the evidence and apply to exam questions.
  • Department for Education: http://www.education.gov.uk/ here you can find relevant research, statistics, and information regarding the various changes to the education system. The data research and statistics and publications sections are particularly useful.
  • Sociology Review is available in the library for students to use. Includes contemporary evidence, debates and studies.
  • WJEC website; https://www.eduqas.co.uk/qualifications/sociology/gcse Students are encouraged to use the website to print copies of past exam papers and mark schemes.