Sociology

Sociology Curriculum Choices 2020

KS4 Subject Information for Parents / Students

Please see below some information about the course covered during Key Stage 4. You will also find more information about the knowledge and skills covered booklet in a hyperlink below. During each half-term your child will have regular ‘learning checks’ to assess how well they are progressing against the expected standards. If they do not reach the expected standard in any of these checks, they should be seeking help from their teacher regarding the best possible steps. Teachers will also be sharing with students examples of how to go ‘beyond the expected standards ‘and providing additional challenge.

Minimum Expected Standards Year 9

Minimum Expected Standards Year 10

Minimum Expected Standards Year 11

Subject: Sociology Year 9-11

GCSE Exam board: AQA

Qualification Structure:

100% examination at the end of year 11Two papers which are worth 50%.Please see below:

Key Assessments

Regular assessments every half term Year 11: Final examinations

Subject specific websites to support revision and independent learning:

Example exam papers are available on the AQA website:

Recommended subject guides:

Collins GCSE 9-1 Revision – AQA GCSE Sociology All-in-One Revision and Practice

Author: Collins GCSE

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ISBN: 978-0-00-822745-6 Available via parent pay for £5 or through Amazon priced at £10.95

Other:

Revision classes will run weekly and study supports are available on request. Please see a Sociology teacher for specific dates of sessions.

 

Sociology GCSE KS4 Content

Year 9

Autumn 1 Autumn 2
Topic: The Sociological approach

Learning check 1

Learning check 2

End of unit assessment

Research methods

Learning check 1

Learning check 2

End of unit assessment-

Interleaved RM with Sociological approach

Spring 1 Spring 2
 Topic: Research Methods

Learning check 1

Learning check 2

Assessment Families /RM and Sociological approach

Topic: Families

Learning check 1

Learning check 2

Assessment Families and RM

Summer 1 Summer 2
Topic: Families

Learning check 1

Learning check 2

End of unit assessment

Families and RM

Topic: Revision and trial exam

End of year exam: All year 9 content

Year 10

Autumn 1 Autumn 2
Topic: Education:

Learning check 1

Learning check 2

Mid unit assessment

Interleaved with Families

Topic: Education:

Learning check 1

Learning check 2

Exam Paper style assessment Education

Spring 1 Spring 2
Topic: Crime and Deviance

Learning check 1

Learning check 2

Exam Paper style assessment Crime

Topic: Crime and Deviance

Learning check 1

Learning check 2

Exam paper style assessment Crime and Education

Summer 1 Summer 2
Revision lessons Paper 1

Families

Education

RM/SOC approach

Families and Education practice paper

Trial exam: Paper 1

Year 11

Autumn 1 Autumn 2
Topic: Social Stratification

Poverty, inequalities in the UK

Learning check 1

Learning check 2

Exam Paper style assessment: Crime

Topic: Social Stratification

Poverty, inequalities in the UK

Learning check 1

Learning check 2

Trial exam Paper 2

Spring 1 Spring 2
Topic: Revision topics

Education(paper 1)

Crime and deviance (paper 2)

RM( Paper 1 and 2)

Crime and Education full paper (100 marks)

Topic: Revision topics

Social stratification (paper 2)

Families(paper 1)

RM ( Paper 1 and 2)

Families and Social stratification full paper (100 marks)

Summer 1  Summer 2
Revision and final exams

Key: interleaved assessments Formal whole school trial exams Dept. assessments

Sociology GCSE KS4 Content