Statements of Intent:
- The Sociology department is committed to providing an ambitious and thought-provoking A level curriculum. The department delivers the course via a variety of methods, enabling each student to develop the skills needed to succeed in examinations and life beyond Wyedean.
- The Sociology course covers a wide range of knowledge, encouraging students to reflect on current events relating to topics ranging from Education to Crime. The course lends itself to discussion and debate and students are enabled to think critically about the society they live in.
- The department assesses student progress through a combination of independent learning tasks, presentations, short answer quizzes and written assessments.
- The course is delivered in a linear fashion and students will be assessed in the form of three exams at the end of the second year of the course.
- The department aims to not only deliver the best possible curriculum but also to ensure that students are motivated to carry on the subject once they leave the school; whether this be studying Sociology at University or continuing to apply the skills learnt to their future careers.
Key Stage 3
Sociology is not taught at Key Stage 3.
Key Stage 4
Sociology is not taught at Key Stage 4.
Key Stage 5
In year 12 students focus on developing skills of analysis and evaluation and apply this to topics of family, education and research methods. In year 13 they hone these skills and explore inequality in society and how this relates to crime and deviance. Students will be given opportunities to apply theoretical knowledge to contemporary debates. Throughout the course there is an emphasis on learning to think critically and use evidence to support logical arguments.
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