Sociology

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Sociology - Year 9 Pathway
Overview of Subject
Sociology helps students develop a wide range of knowledge and understanding
about society, and how sociologists study and understand its structures, processes
and issues. Sociology is exciting, interesting and relevant to students' lives.
Overview of Pathways available in Subject
Sociology lends itself to a range of career prospects, from the police force, social
work or teaching to business and journalism. The subject will help students develop
debating and arguing skills that will be useful in other subjects.
Pathways and Examinations
Course Title: Sociology
Exam Board: AQA
Qualification: GCSE
How it is assessed?
Past exam essay questions throughout the year to assess student progress
throughout Unit 1 and to enable students to practice in preparation for final year 11
exam. There are two exams at the end of the course each worth 50%.
Future Pathways
This subjects encourages students to take a questioning approach to evidence and
issues, thus developing their critical, evaluative skills.
This specification has been developed to enable a smooth progression. Students
who do this GCSE Sociology specification will be prepared when moving on to AS
and A-Level Sociology.
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