Sociology Curriculum Plans

Year 9 Autumn

What are we learning?
What Knowledge, Understanding and Skills will we gain?
What will excellence look like?
How will these be assessed?

Understanding Social Structure & Processes and how these are reflected in the ‘family’ and the Macro theories.

Exam question / technique practice- responses to successfully answer an assessment on these areas.

 

Students are able to write about the role of the ‘family’ as the primary social agent and explore how the main theorists see this in society.

They can link theorists, such as functionalists, to different viewpoints about modern family diversity.

Students will be given the relevant sections of the new 9-1 practice papers from Unit 1, to sit as individual tests: Society & Family.

Year 9 Spring

What are we learning?
What Knowledge, Understanding and Skills will we gain?
What will excellence look like?
How will these be assessed?

Understanding Social Structure & Processes and how these are reflected in ‘education’ and the Macro theories.

Exam question / technique practice- responses to successfully answer an assessment on these areas.

Students are able to write about the role of education as a main secondary social agent and explore how the main theorists see this in society.

They can link theorists, such as functionalists, to different viewpoints about modern education and the changes over time.

Students will be given the relevant sections of the new 9-1 practice papers from Unit 1, to sit as individual tests: Society & Family.

Year 9 Summer

What are we learning?
What Knowledge, Understanding and Skills will we gain?
What will excellence look like?
How will these be assessed?

This term students will be looking at the different views of the role and functions of Education. Students will begin to identify and describe a variety of different types of schools including faith, state, public and private schools.

Students will learn the different views on Education; from the key sociological perspectives: Functionalism, Marxism and Feminism.

Students will  learn to critically evaluate and compare and contrast these  theories or explanations.

Students will be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of key sociological theories by reading and responding to extracts which illustrate the different views of sociologists. They should be able to critically analyse and evaluate how the issues have been interpreted by these sociologists.

Students will have an end of unit assessment, using GCSE exam questions; based on the topic of Education.

 

Year 10 Autumn

What are we learning?
What Knowledge, Understanding and Skills will we gain?
What will excellence look like?
How will these be assessed?

Understanding how society views Crime & Deviance.

Students will learn about the structures and process of crime and deviance and how these are reflected in the Macro theories.

Students can write; showing an understanding of the role of formal and informal agents in dealing with crime and deviance. They will demonstrate knowledge of how the main theorists see this in society. They can link theorists to different viewpoints about modern crime in the UK.

Students will be given the relevant sections of the new 9-1 practice papers from Unit 2, to sit as individual tests every half term.

They will also sit full exam papers answering both units and all essay questions.

Year 10 Spring

What are we learning?
What Knowledge, Understanding and Skills will we gain?
What will excellence look like?
How will these be assessed?

Understanding Crime & Deviance & impact on UK society.

Students will learn about the structures and process of crime and deviance and how these are reflected in the Macro theories.

Students can write; showing an understanding of the role of formal and informal agents in dealing with crime and deviance. They will demonstrate knowledge of how the main theorists see this in society.  They can link theorists to different viewpoints about modern crime in the UK.

Students will be given the relevant sections of the new 9-1 practice papers from Unit 2, to sit as individual tests every half term.

They will also sit full exam papers answering both units and all essay questions.

Year 10 Summer

What are we learning?
What Knowledge, Understanding and Skills will we gain?
What will excellence look like?
How will these be assessed?

This term students will be looking at the different views of the role and functions of Education with a focus of applying their knowledge to more exam based questioning.

Students will learn the different views of Education from the key sociological perspectives: Functionalism, Marxism and Feminism.

Students will be able to critically evaluate and compare and contrast theories or explanations.

Students will be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of key sociological theories by reading and responding to extracts which illustrate the different views of sociologists. They should be able to critically analyse and evaluate how the issues have been interpreted by these sociologists.

Students will have an end of unit assessment based on the AQA exam topic of Education.

 

Year 11 Autumn

What are we learning?
What Knowledge, Understanding and Skills will we gain?
What will excellence look like?
How will these be assessed?

Theoretical Studies

Students are learning the set theory and research texts for their examination:

Stephen Ball, etc.

Students will focus on practicing exam question / technique responses to these areas responses.

Students have the ability to write about the role of formal and informal agents on dealing with crime and deviance and social stratification and how the main theorists see this in society. They can link theory to different viewpoints and comment on the findings of set sociologists research.

Students will be given the relevant sections of the new 9-1 practice papers from Unit 2, to sit as individual tests every half term.

They will also revise Unit 1 and sit full exam papers answering both units and all essay questions.

Year 11 Spring

What are we learning?
What Knowledge, Understanding and Skills will we gain?
What will excellence look like?
How will these be assessed?

Theoretical Studies and Examination Question Techniques.

Students are learning the set theory and research texts for their examination: Stephen Ball etc.

Students will focus on practicing exam question / technique responses to these set theorists work.

Students have the ability to write about the role of the family & education and how the main theorists see these in society. They can link theory to different viewpoints and comment on the findings of the set sociologists research.

Students will be given the relevant sections of the new 9-1 practice papers from Unit 2, to sit as individual tests every half term.

They will also revise Unit 1 and sit full exam papers answering both units and all essay questions.