Sociology

There are two exams for GCSE Sociology, both worth 50%, the duration is 1 hour & 45 minutes and 100 marks each.

There are a range of different questions from short answers for knowledge & understanding to extended writing for evaluation & judgements and all the questions are compulsory.

Component 1 – Understanding Social Processes

Written examination: 1 hour 45 minutes. 50% of qualification (Year 10)

This component covers the following topic areas:

  • Key concepts and processes of cultural transmission
  • Families
  • Education
  • Sociological research methods

Component 2 –  Understanding Social Structures

Written examination: 1 hour 45 minutes. 50% of qualification (Year 11)

This component covers the following topic areas

  • Social differentiation and stratification
  • Crime and deviance
  • Applied methods of sociological enquiry

For both components a written assessment with a mix of short answer, structured questions and extended response questions, all compulsory.

The extended response questions will require candidates to draw together different areas of knowledge, skills and/or understanding from across the relevant specification content.

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From our 2019 report

On Teaching staff…

Teachers demonstrated strong subject knowledge and planned activities to meet their pupils’ learning needs.
Conisborough College
2020-02-27T10:45:58+00:00
Teachers demonstrated strong subject knowledge and planned activities to meet their pupils’ learning needs.

On Teaching staff…

Their effective use of questioning deepened pupils’ knowledge and understating. Pupils were focused and participated readily.
Conisborough College
2020-02-27T10:46:34+00:00
Their effective use of questioning deepened pupils’ knowledge and understating. Pupils were focused and participated readily.

On literacy…

A new literacy policy is beginning to develop a reading culture across the school. In lessons, pupils are encouraged to develop a wider vocabulary
Conisborough College
2020-02-27T10:47:18+00:00
A new literacy policy is beginning to develop a reading culture across the school. In lessons, pupils are encouraged to develop a wider vocabulary

On behaviour…

Approaches to improve behaviour are effective. Staff, pupils, parents and carers are clear about the required conduct of pupils.
Conisborough College
2020-02-27T10:47:56+00:00
Approaches to improve behaviour are effective. Staff, pupils, parents and carers are clear about the required conduct of pupils.

On pupil support…

The school works well with external agencies to support vulnerable pupils.
Conisborough College
2020-02-27T10:48:46+00:00
The school works well with external agencies to support vulnerable pupils.
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