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23/02/24

Well done, year 11! This will give you an edge in the exams. https://t.co/VaTEMiQgED

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23/02/24

Year 11 students are attending the GCSE Poetry Live Conference today. They are currently furiously notetaking as Carol Ann Duffy explores one of their set poems for the exam. Real dedication from them during our half term! pic.twitter.com/NqNa9P0KbC

22/02/24

ESJ Stunt Team pic.twitter.com/IyzQMmBXo5

22/02/24

Top run on the mountain. pic.twitter.com/kKqCIU983D

22/02/24

Skiing. pic.twitter.com/SzB8Ri01FP

22/02/24

On the dog run. pic.twitter.com/bSK3sYDn1o

18/02/24

First snow run of the trip pic.twitter.com/FuUMlBT5YW

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18/02/24

First snow run of the trip pic.twitter.com/FuUMlBT5YW

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17/02/24

Team picture on the mountain at night in their ski gear. pic.twitter.com/y9e3MZHcSQ

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17/02/24

Team picture on the mountain at night in their ski gear. pic.twitter.com/y9e3MZHcSQ

16/02/24

Click this link. It was really hard to find https://t.co/lkECMazP0m

16/02/24

Click this link. It was really hard to find https://t.co/lkECMazP0m

08/02/24

ESJ students are readers 🥳 Come and browse the books on offer. There are some great titles at the Scholastics book fair! Lunch times in WF1 until 14th Feb. 📚😃 pic.twitter.com/Y6YmWfJ2J8

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08/02/24

ESJ students are readers 🥳 Come and browse the books on offer. There are some great titles at the Scholastics book fair! Lunch times in WF1 until 14th Feb. 📚😃 pic.twitter.com/Y6YmWfJ2J8

06/02/24

We really need your quiz teams tonight please!! Half the places have gone but we need more to go ahead.We have our brilliant quiz master so please join us & help raise funds for our amazing school💚 https://t.co/lnls6broo1

06/02/24

We really need your quiz teams tonight please!! Half the places have gone but we need more to go ahead.We have our brilliant quiz master so please join us & help raise funds for our amazing school💚 https://t.co/lnls6broo1

03/02/24

Quiz night! Get your team booked in & join us for a fun evening whilst raising funds for the year ahead💚 pic.twitter.com/7OXpCmhjgG

03/02/24

Year 7 using dice to learn about experimental probability!#whatarethechancesofthathappening pic.twitter.com/HjhNML1OYS

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03/02/24

highly recommend every child going on the Berlin/Krakow trip watches this! pic.twitter.com/xtgJUSwzUV

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03/02/24

highly recommend every child going on the Berlin/Krakow trip watches this! pic.twitter.com/xtgJUSwzUV

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Sociology A-Level

What is Sociology all about?

Sociology offers students a challenging and stimulating course that is widely recognised and highly respected by universities as well as employers. The course covers a range of relevant subjects with an emphasis on contemporary society, ranging from youth culture to the exploration of inequalities in society. Whilst there is a strong emphasis on many traditional topics in sociology that continue to be relevant, there is also a range of topics which are the latest and most exciting developments in the discipline. The course  encourages political and social  engagement with contemporary social issues.

Course Content

First Year Course Content

The first component of this course is titled “Socialisation,   culture and identity” where students will gain an understanding of basic concepts and themes in Sociology.

Students will  develop this by studying one of three thematic modules:

  • Families and relationships
  • Youth Subcultures
  • Media

These options develop skills that enable individuals to focus on their personal identity, roles and responsibilities within society and develop a lifelong interest in social issues.

Students will then be introduced to the second component ’Researching and Understanding Social Inequalities’. This   entails a range of methods and sources of data as well as the factors influencing the design of sociological research and the relationship between theory and methods. Students are     encouraged to consider the practical, ethical and theoretical issues arising in sociological research and to apply knowledge of research methods to the particular context of social      inequalities.

Second Year Course Content

The third component of the two year course ’Debates in  Contemporary society’  engages learners in theoretical debates and how these relate to a contemporary global society. The component will develop knowledge and understanding of social processes and social change. It develops links between the topics studied in this component, the nature of sociological thought, contemporary social policy and the core themes.

Contemporary and Global Debates are introduced through a compulsory topic of ‘Globalisation and the Digital Social World’ in Section A, whilst Section B explores them in more depth from a detailed study of one of three options: either Crime and Deviance, Education, or Religion, Belief and Faith.

Assessment Criteria

There are a range of forms of assessment, all exam based.

These range from short answer to longer essay questions. There is no coursework.

Future careers linked to this subject:

A-Level Sociology is very good preparation for university, where strong essay writing skills are very important. Universities   recognise that Sociology A Level provides students with a very good foundation in social, political and policy knowledge.

Sociology is regarded as a demanding and rigorous A Level which combines well with any other combination of subjects. Sociology students go on to a wide range of jobs in policing, research, teaching, medicine, politics and civil service as well as taking jobs in the service sector. Graduates of sociology have higher Levels of employment than many other subjects.

Entry Requirements

Grade 6 in GCSE Sociology and/or Grade 6 in GCSE English

Examination Board

OCR

Teacher to Contact:

Mr J White

 

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