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Sociology Curriculum 2021/22

KS4 Year 9

Autumn

An introduction to Sociology

Key concepts and processes of cultural transmission:

Key sociological concepts

Debates over the acquisition of identity

The process of socialisation

Spring

Education

Sociological theories of the role of education

Processes within schools affecting educational achievement

Patterns of educational achievement

Factors affecting educational achievement

Summer

Family

Family diversity and different family forms in the UK and within a global context

Social changes and family structures

Social changes and family relationships

Sociological theories of the role of the family

Criticisms of family

KS4 Year 10

Autumn

Family

Family diversity and different family forms in the UK and within a global context

Social changes and family structures

Social changes and family relationships

Sociological theories of the role of the family

Criticisms of family

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

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

KS4 Year 11

Autumn

Education

Sociological theories of the role of education

Processes within schools affecting educational achievement

Patterns of educational achievement

Factors affecting educational achievement

Family

Family diversity and different family forms in the UK and within a global context

Social changes and family structures

Social changes and family relationships

Sociological theories of the role of the family

Criticisms of family

Spring

Targeted Revision based on Question Level Analysis from Mock Exam

Summer