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Sociology at Cheam High School

Course description

How are relationships, bullying, and ‘screen time’ associated with children’s well-being? is the media the ‘dark web’ responsible for increases in crime? Why do most of the top jobs in society go to students who have been educated at private schools and Oxbridge? Sociology is the systematic study of society and human behaviour. Sociology encourages you to question some of the ways in which society is organised and to realise that things are not always what they seem.

Course content

Paper 1 - Education with Theory and Methods
Why do girls do better at school than boys?

Methods in Context:
How is it best to study educational matters such asdeprivation and choice of school?

Theory and Methods:
What are the risks of undercover observations of gangs?

Paper 2 - Topics in Sociology
Families and Households:
What causes domestic violence? is childhood disappearing?

Beliefs in Society:
What is the impact of religious fundamentalism in the world today? is the world more or less religious?

Paper 3 - Crime and Deviance with Theory and Methods
Crime and Deviance:
What are the causes of street, green, state and white collar crimes? Who is most likely to be a victim of crime?

Theory and Methods:
Further issues are explored in terms of the way sociologists study and explain contemporary events in society.

Entry requirements

GCSE grade C in English.


The course is assessed through examination only. These exams contain a mixture of short answer and extended writing questions.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Cheam High School directly.

Last updated date: 01 September 2016
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