Department of Sociology

Sociology is the scientific study of society and human behaviour. At Crossley Heath we follow the AQA Specification for A level.

The course covers key sociological theories and research methods, with topics in Year 12 focusing on the education system, families and households. Students look at the structure and evolution of families, including what sociologists say about the position of families within society.

In Year 13, students examine belief systems including religion, and study its influence on society and secularisation. A further major topic is crime and deviance, alongside the police and criminal justice system. By the end of the course, students will develop analytical and evaluative skills that are crucial for university level study; they will also have an awareness of social injustices and evolve a greater empathy for those around them.