Once again the Sociology department was pleased to gain 100% pass rate at A level.

This was excellent news for our students who have now left us to pursue varied topics. The GCSE pass rate was also 100% with a pleasing rise in the A*- C pass rate to 79%.

Sociology is a fascinating and diverse subject that looks at how society functions including what happens when norms and values are challenged. Sociology deals with everyday things that we all know about and think we understand such as family, crime, education.

Does where you live make a difference to you, your lifestyle and your future? Does being fe/male make a difference to your life chances? Why do some people commit crime and others don't? Why do girls excel overall at all levels of education yet men still earn more money than women and achieve more positions of power?

The world we live in is constantly changing. Sociology helps you to understand why and how it was, how it is now, and maybe even how it might be in the future.

Our students have entered university on many different degree courses including Sociology, Criminology, Politics, Law, History, Psychology, Business Studies, Sports Studies, medical courses eg nursing, physiotherapy, radiography and of course teaching. Sociology is a subject that links with any future employment that involves people!

Department Staff

Name Position
Ms. S Green Head of Department. Teacher of A2 Sociology / GCSE Sociology / Key stage 3 History.
Mr A Jordan Deputy Principal. Teacher of A2 Government and Politics /GCSE Sociology / History.


The OCR Sociology course has changed and adapted and invites students to investigate and explore the key ideas and current topics relevant to themselves. This content, together with the development of high level skills provides an excellent launch pad for higher education or employment. If you have a natural curiosity about how and why society and the world function as they do, then this is the course for you.

Many students combine Sociology successfully with sciences, arts or humanities subjects allowing for wide-ranging career opportunities.

Exam Specifications

Exam Specification
A-Level AQA

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