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Sociology Curriculum 2020/21

KS4 Year 9

Autumn

An introduction to Sociology

Spring

Key concepts and processes of cultural transmission:

Key sociological concepts

Debates over the acquisition of identity

The process of socialisation

Summer

Education

Sociological theories of the role of education

Processes within schools affecting educational achievement

Patterns of educational achievement

Factors affecting educational achievement

KS4 Year 10

Autumn

Research Methods

Usefulness of different types of data

Methods of research

Sampling processes

The process of research design

Interpreting data

Spring

Crime & Deviance

Social construction of concepts of crime and deviance

Social control

Patterns of criminal

Sociological theories and explanations of deviance and criminal behaviour (structural, subcultural, interactionist and feminist)

Sources of data on crime

Summer

Recap Families & Education

KS4 Year 11

Autumn

Crime & Deviance

Social construction of concepts of crime and deviance

Social control

Patterns of criminal

Sociological theories and explanations of deviance and criminal behaviour (structural, subcultural, interactionist and feminist)

Sources of data on crime

 

Social Stratification

Sociological theories of stratification

Different forms and sources of power and authority

Equality/inequality in relation to class, gender, ethnicity, age, disability and sexuality

Factors which may influence access to life chances and power

Poverty as a social issue

Spring

Targeted Revision based on Question Level Analysis from Mock Exam

Summer