Main School


BSP 0333

Key Stage 4 - Years 10 & 11

Studying GCSE Sociology gives students valuable knowledge and understanding of today’s society through studying families, education, crime and deviance and social stratification.

Sociology is the study of human society; it draws on a variety of viewpoints in order to understand the social world around us.  You will learn about how society shapes people’s ideas and behaviour and you will relate this to your own experiences of living in British society.  You will also study how societies change over time and how society differs across cultures.

Why choose Sociology?

This subject will enable you to move on to further study in the Sixth Form at A level or BTEC.  It also provides a good foundation for further study at university.  Career opportunities include journalism, teaching and social work – but in reality, the options are endless.  Almost all careers where you will be dealing with people would benefit from the study of Sociology. 

How will it be assessed?

At the end of the course, you will take two written examinations.  Each exam lasts 1 hour 45 minutes and accounts for 50% of the course assessment.  To be successful you need to be able to learn and retain a wide range of specialist information and be able to write high quality analytical and evaluative answers, drawing on your written English skills.

Blessed Hugh Faringdon


Delighted to welcome our Slovak partner school, St John Bosco. Enjoying their visit to the Mayor’s parlour and civic offices.

28 Jun