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Meadowhead School

Meadowhead SchoolAcademy Trust

KS5 Sociology (Y12-Y13)

We encourage students to go beyond their immediate experience and use evidence from research and theory to help explain the individual and society.  Sociology creates critical thinkers. The ability to analyse and evaluate our own views and those of others in the light of evidence is an essential skill; we give students the confidence and the skills to be able to do this.

  Year 12 Year 13
Term 1

What is sociology? - -BASICS OF SOCIOLOGY – An Introduction

Families and Households

Family diversity

Theory and the family

Education

The Role of Education – Functionalist, Marxist, New Right and Feminism

Educational Underachievement - Class

 

Crime and Deviance

Theories of crime

 

Measuring crime – Ethnicity, gender and class.

 

The Media

What is the Media, and how has it changed?

The relationship between ownership and control of the media (Theories on the Media – Marxist, Neo – Marxist and Pluralism)

The selection and presentation of the news

 
Media Representation of Gender and Ethnicity
Term 2

Families and Households

Changes in the family structure – the division of labour, gender roles

Childhood

Education

Educational Underachevement – Gender

Educational Underachievement – Ethnicity

Changes to Educational Policy

 

Crime and Deviance

Globalisation and crime – Media, state crime, green crime

Crime prevention and punishment

 

The Media

Media Representation of age, social class, sexuality and disability

The relationship between the media, their content and presentation, and audiences.

 

The new media and their significance for an understanding of the role of the media in contemporary society

 
Assessment Trials Trials
Term 3

Demography

Methods

Theory and Methods

The media, globalisation and popular culture

Assessment Assessment week / resit trials Resit Trials

Useful Websites

https://hecticteachersalevelsociologysite.wordpress.com/

https://revisesociology.com/

https://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/sociology/as-and-a-level/sociology-7191-7192/assessment-resources