Welcome to Sociology

GCSE Sociology helps students to gain knowledge and understanding of key social structures, processes and issues through the study of families, education, crime and deviance and social stratification.
Students will develop their analytical, assimilation and communication skills by comparing and contrasting perspectives on a variety of social issues, constructing reasoned arguments, making substantiated judgements and drawing reasoned conclusions.

By studying sociology, students will develop transferable skills including how to:

  • investigate facts and make deductions
  • develop opinions and new ideas on social issues
  • analyse and better understand the social world.



Key Stage 4

AQA GCSE (9-1) in Sociology

  • The sociological approach
  • Social structures, social processes and social issues
  • Families
  • Education
  • Crime and deviance
  • Social stratification
  • Sociological research methods

GCSE Sociology is assessed in the following way:


If you would like further information about the topics, themes or assessment for this course please contact: Mr Stephen Smith – Head of Faculty

Enrichment Opportunities for Sociology

Please see the current Academy Enrichment Programme Booklet for details of enrichment opportunities in this subject area.