Sociology

‘Sociology is to reveal that which is hidden’ (Bourdieu). To build a world which is tolerant, equal, and just, we must learn to identify intolerance, inequality and injustice. The sociology curriculum at Ark Putney Academy aims to encourage students to be curious about the world and seek to unpack the way institutions are structured and the impact these structures can have on their lives and communities they are part of.

Sociology GCSE (Year 10 & 11)

Content Assessment
Year 10  
Families- what effect does, marriage, childhood, death, and divorce have on family types and how they function?
Education-how does class, gender and ethnicity affect educational attainment?
AQA Internal summative assessment 

Paper 1: Families & Education

Year 11  
Crime and deviance- what causes crime? Why are men given longer prison sentences? Are crime rates rising?

Stratification- is a person’s life chances affected by their gender, ethnicity, class or sexuality?

AQA

Paper 1: Families & Education

Paper 2: Crime & Deviance and Social Stratification

 

Sociology A Level

Content Assessment
Year 12  
Family & Households- what do Marxists, feminist and functionalists argue about family types? Why are family types changing so rapidly?

Education- does class, gender and ethnicity affect educational attainment? Do internal factors such as subject choice or teacher labelling affect educational attainment?

 

AQA Internal summative assessment 

Paper 1: Education

Paper 2: Family & Households

 

Year 13  
The Media- why are young men scapegoated in the media? Does the media cause audiences to panic or do audiences have the power to ‘talk back?’

Crime and Deviance- is the social distribution of crime and deviance by ethnicity, gender and social class, including recent patterns and trends in crime bias?

AQA
Paper 1: Education with Methods in Context 
Paper 2: Research Methods and Topics in Sociology; Family and Households and The Media
Paper 3: Crime and Deviance with Theory and Methods