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Curriculum intent

The Sociology department’s aim is to study human social relationships and institutions through the AQA Sociology specification (linear qualification). The A-level specification is designed to be taken over two years with all assessments taken at the end of the course.  

Students will learn the fundamentals of the subject and develop skills valued by higher education (HE) and employers, including critical analysis, independent thinking and research. The integral elements of the course includes a focus on sociological theories, perspectives and methods, the design of the research used to obtain the data under consideration, including its strengths and limitations.

Overall this course enables students to focus on contemporary society and will foster the development of critical and reflective thinking with a respect for social diversity. The course allows students to achieve an awareness of the importance of social structure and social action in explaining social issues. Throughout the course students are encouraged to develop their own sociological awareness through active engagement with the contemporary social world (real world application).

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Sociology learning journey

curriculum overviews

To find out more about our how our curriculum is implemented you can click on our curriculum overviews