Bryn Hafren Comprehensive School
Merthyr Dyfan Road
Vale of Glamorgan
Telephone: 01446 403500
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Sociology is an option that can be taken at both KS4 and KS5. The subject has a high intake of students at both key stages and can lead to a wide-
Mr P Birch
Sociology at GCSE follows the WJEC specifications. It is becoming increasingly popular at GCSE and the intake is increasing year on year. This is a mixed ability group and no previous sociological knowledge is required at KS4. The pupils use a wide variety of sources to enhance their understanding of the subject matter. They are able to take their first GCSE examination in Year 10. In sociology in Year 10, the pupils study People, Research Methods and Family. For Year 11, the pupils study Crime and Deviance, Research Methods and Inequality within society. They can then sit their second GCSE examination at the end of Year 11.
Sociology follows the WJEC specification and is extremely popular at AS level. The students do not need to have studied Sociology previously as the course gives an overview of Sociology and sociological understanding. At AS level the students study an Introduction to Sociology, Youth Culture, Research Methods and Education. In Year 13, for A level, the students study Crime and Deviance, Research Methods and Inequality. Sociology is a solely examination based subject.
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