Langdon Academy

Langdon Academy: An all through education for ages 3-16

Executive Principal
Dr Dayo Olukoshi OBE
Mr Jamie Brooks


Examination Board: AQA

What is the aim of this course?

Sociology is about Society and studying how society works. Sociology is exciting, interesting and relevant to students’ lives. The course encourages students to take a questioning approach to evidence and issues, thus developing their critical, evaluative skills.

Students develop a wide range of knowledge and understanding about society, and how sociologists study and understand its structures, processes and issues.

Unit 1: Studying Society in Year 10

Studying Society

The Family

The Education System

Unit 2: Social Issues in Year 11

Crime and Deviance

The Mass Media

Power in Society

Social Inequality


There is no coursework and pupils will have a 100% examination at the end of Year 11

Benefits of Sociology GCSE:

Critical Thinking skills required for a complex global society

Cognitive Skills Pupils will learn to describe, explain and evaluate

Personal skills –Pupils will develop communication and problem solving skills

What qualification will I get?

GCSE in Sociology