Departmental Staff

  • Mrs G Rock

“The fascination of sociology lies
in the fact that its perspective makes
us see in a new light the very world
in which we have lived all our lives”
Peter Berger
Invitation to Sociology

What is Sociology?

Sociology is the study of the social world, and the behaviour of humans in a variety of situations. Several aspects of human behaviour are studied, creating an understanding of society in a changing world.

  • Sociology students will have opportunities to:
  • study a range of topics including education; family; crime and deviance and mass media
  • acquire knowledge and understanding of how society works
  • understand sociological methodology and a range of research methods
  • reflect on their own experience of the social world in which they live
  • develop their critical thinking


Exam Board:  WJEC

Assessment Component



Unit 1


Socialisation; Inequalities;
 Research Methods; Education; Familes


Unit 2


Social Inequality; Power; Socialisation; Research Methods; Crime and Deviance


 This subject is assessed in two exams worth 50% each. 
One exam is taken at the end of Year 11 and the other exam is taken at the end of Year 12.
There is no controlled assessment

A Level

Exam Board:  WJEC

Assessment Component



AS: Unit 1


Acquiring Culture


AS: Unit 2

Understanding Culture


A2: Unit 3

Understanding Power and Control


A2: Unit 4

Understanding Social Divisions


Units 1 and 2 are assessed at the end of Year 13

Units 3 and 4 are assessed at the end of Year 14

Career Opportunities

Past sociology students are found across a wide range of occupational areas including social services, education, criminal justice, welfare services, counselling, charities, law and journalism.