GCSE Sociology at Acland Burghley School
Sociology is exciting, interesting and relevant to students’ lives. It is a subject that encourages students to reflect on their own experience of the social world in which they live and to acquire knowledge and develop skills that enable them to play informed roles within the community. Sociology develops students’ understanding of the interdependence between individuals, groups, institutions and society. Sociology encourages students to develop through study an understanding of the nature and significance of cooperation and conflict, continuity and change, including individual and social differences in the student’s own and other societies. Course Description The subject content of sociology is divided into sections that deal with particular kinds of social relations or with different aspects of the social structure of British society. In all areas comparisons and examples with other cultures and societies are used. It is a modular course that enables students the ability to take exams over 2 years if they wish. Students study 2 units; each broken down in to three areas. Unit 1: • Studying Society • Education • Families Unit 2: • Mass Media • Social Inequality • Crime and Deviance Classroom activities Sociology is taught through the use of various stimulus materials which may be text, visual or statistical based. This often consists of analysis of up to date news and media events concerned with British society. Students will be encouraged to become active independent learners through individual and group research projects, giving them the opportunity to develop their communication skills through discussion and lively debate. Each students will also have the opportunity to give seminar presentations in class. They will also have the opportunity to visit media production studios’ to develop their understanding of the Sociology of the Media. How will I be assessed? Unit 1 Studying Society; Education and Families (1hr 30min written exam in Yr 10) Unit 2 Crime and Deviance; Mass Media; Social Inequality (1hr 30min written exam in Yr 11) Head of Department: Mr Shaw
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