Sociology curriculum at Brownhills Ormiston Academy
The departments vision.
Sequencing of lessons
Year 9 students will develop the key terminology and themes that are taught throughout the course. They will build up their knowledge on the different sociological theories that are used throughout the three years. Students will focus on the study of society and Research methods in order for this knowledge to fit into the four topics that are taught within year 10 and 11. Students in year 10 will also be taught families and households.
Year 10 students enter being taught the topics that are also part of the course with making sure family and households is completed moving onto Education and Crime and deviance. Students are preparing for their knowledge that is needed for their final exam in year 11 which will be seen throughout the lessons. Students will also complete the social stratification topic which again will be needed for their paper 2.
Through year 11 Students will recall their knowledge and understanding for all four topics with research methods alongside. They will work through past papers ensuring that they are confident to answer both paper 1 Families and Education and paper 2 Crime and deviance and social stratification.
Key Stage 4 – Assessment in this key stage involves regular knowledge recall quizzing from current and previous schemes, one summative assessment per half term, mock examinations in Year 10 and Year 11 to prepare students for external examinations at the end of the course. The course is 100% exam with two papers that are 1hr and 45 minutes long.