Key Stage 4

Pupils follow the Eduqas GCSE 9-1 specification.

They will cover units that develop their understanding of the use of research methods by sociologists to investigate topics including: family, crime, education and social stratification.

The topics studied include:

Understanding Social Processes

  • Key sociological concepts
  • Debates over the acquisition of identity
  • The process of socialisation


  • Family diversity and different family forms in the UK and within a global context
  • Social changes and family structures
  • Social changes and family relationships
  • Sociological theories of the role of the family
  • Criticisms of family


  • Sociological theories of the role of education
  • Processes inside schools.
  • Patterns of educational achievement
  • Factors affecting educational achievement

Sociological research methods

  • Usefulness of different types of data
  • Methods of research
  • Sampling processes
  • Practical issues affecting research
  • Ethical issues affecting research


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How Do I Join?

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81-91 Commercial Road
E1 1RD

Telephone: 0207 426 0746


Transport Routes

Bus routes – D3, 15, 40, 115, 135, 25, 205, 254,100

DLR to Shadwell or overground

Underground to Aldgate East or Whitechapel