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In the Social Subjects Faculty, we teach Higher Sociology in the senior phase.

Our students are developing an awareness of Society through learning about theories and concepts that underpin our understanding of the world around us. 

Sociology encourages students to learn independently through practising research and evaluation skills.  Sociology also gives students the opportunity to develop skills in literacy, numeracy and health and well-being. Deep and creative thinking are key skills within the course which develop our students into reflective and responsible individuals who can see the significance of the part they play in society.

The course consists of three units:

  • Sociological theory
  • Social class
  • The sociology of education and the sociology of crime


Pupils will receive weekly homework, this will consist of a mixture of exam style questions.   Pupils will have an assignment to complete (this will mainly be done at home), following the Prelim.   The assignment is worth 30% of the overall mark for the course and will replace the normal homework schedule for around 1 month.

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