Welcome to Harrop Fold

At Harrop Fold, we are committed to making the difference for all our young people.  Our aim is to produce well-rounded young people who are prepared for our ever-changing world. We do this by focusing on the Personal, Social and Academic aspects of education, which will drive our young people to reach their potential and achieve true excellence.

GCSE Sociology

  • Head of Faculty – Mr D Hargreaves
  • Subject Lead – Miss A Shanks

Sociology studies how society works. It will help pupils to understand how individuals fit into a wider social network and encourage pupils to question beliefs about society which they may have previously taken for granted. Sociologists are interested in why society works in the way that it does and the extent to which our behaviour and opportunities can be shaped by our social class, age, gender and race. There are many careers where a qualification in sociology is useful. For example, many sociologists go into social work – community projects, charity work, welfare advisors and other areas of social services. Other careers are civil service, prison officers, journalists, police and teaching. A qualification in sociology provides pupils with many key skills, including logical thinking, planning, research and negotiation.

Key Stage 4

GCSE Sociology requires pupils to be open minded and respectful of others at all times as we learn about a variety of different cultures. We study the WJEC (Eduqas) Sociology course.

Paper 1: Understanding Social Processes

Key concepts within sociology

  • Families
  • Education
  • Research Methods

This will be assessed by a 1 hour and 45 minutes written exam.
This is worth 50% of the overall GCSE sociology qualification.

Paper 2: Understanding Social Structures

  • Crime and Deviance
  • Social Differentiation and Stratification
  • Applied methods of social enquiry (Research design & interpreting data)

This will be assessed by a 1 hour and 45 minutes written exam.
This is worth 50% of the overall GCSE sociology qualification.

 

 

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