George Salter Academy offers an exciting opportunity to study Sociology at GCSE. Sociology is the scientific study of how the social world around us works and the different issues this can present, such as gender inequality. The staff are dedicated in providing stimulating and vibrant lessons that instil a love for learning Sociology, but also a renewed eagerness to review issues in society. Students are expected to be inquisitive, bring their own opinions to the table and consider different perspectives and ways of exploring societal phenomena. Furthermore, Sociology at GCSE enables students to builds on skills such as debate, essay-writing and analysis; vital for further study and various career paths.

Study Support

Throughout the year, the Sociology staff offer a variety of opportunities that allow all students to engage actively in the subject This includes the chance to take part in trips that delve deeper beyond the curriculum and maintain their curiosity in the society around them. The George Salter Sociology department also provide additional study and revision sessions as well as useful tips to help them prepare for the external exams students will sit.


Mrs A. Arif (Head of Sociology), email: [email protected]

Sociology is not offered during Key Stage 3.

At KS4, students studying Sociology GCSE will follow the Eduqas exam board specification.

This incorporates the following topics of study:

  • Key concepts and processes in cultural transmission
  • Families
  • Education
  • Research methods and application of research methods
  • Social Stratification
  • Crime and Deviance

Students will receive weekly lessons on this Sociological content in preparation for two examination they will sit at the end of Year 11. Each paper is 1 hour and 45 minutes and will make up 50% of the weighting for this qualification.

Year 10 Curriculum Map 1, Year 10 Curriculum Map 2

Year 11 Curriculum Map 1/2, Year 11 Curriculum Map 3

At KS5, the Department offers an A-level in Sociology, following the AQA specification.

Please visit our dedicated Sixth Form section for more information.