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Brentford School
for Girls and Sixth Form

Sociology

Curriculum

Sociology is a popular subject choice at A Level. It is attractive to students as the course offers an insight into society, institutions within society and how different social groups interact with these institutions and each other. The course develops student’s critical, independent thinking and research skills. 

Learning will be developed through independent work, pair work and group work. Lessons will include a combination of note taking, reading, independent research, presentations, class/group discussions, essay writing and exam practice. Students will be taught content through a mixture of teacher delivered lessons, individual research and application of knowledge. There will be a balance of teacher and student input.  Students are expected to take ownership of their learning and time will be set aside in the lesson for annotation and individual work. Students will also be encouraged to work in small groups or in pairs to share their ideas prior to whole class discussions.

KEY STAGE 5

We currently complete the AQA programme of study. The course includes 2 linear qualifications the AS level and A level. 

AS Sociology involves 2 units (papers) examining students’ knowledge, understanding analytical and evaluative skills of the following topics: Education with Methods in Context; Research Methods and Families and Households. 

A Level Sociology involves 3 units (papers) examining students’ knowledge, understanding analytical and evaluative skills of the following topics: Education with Methods in Context; Research Methods and Families and Households; The Media and Crime and Deviance with Theories and Methods.