Sociology

Sociology is a new and exciting GCSE option at Horbury Academy!

Over a two-year course, pupils will discover how Sociology came about by studying key figures like Karl Marx, Emile Durkheim and Max Webber and will look at how their theories have explained the behaviour of society. We also look at perspectives such as Feminism, Functionalism, Communism and many more.

This is an ideal option for pupils who have an interest in the people, the politics and world around them and who have questions and opinions about society. The skills that will be taught in this subject include discussion and debate, analysis of data and questioning and evaluating the theories of others – all of which are useful life skills and can be transferred to a variety of other GCSE options.

The link below will take you to the exam specification.

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The Accord Multi Academy Trust is an educational charity established in September 2016 that is currently made up of four academies who were the founding members of the Trust. In September 2016 Horbury Academy and Ossett Academy & Sixth Form College came together, moving away from their stand-alone Trust status and were joined in December 2016 by Horbury Primary Academy and Middlestown Primary Academy.

The overarching vision for the Trust is to work in one ‘Accord – celebrating the differences of each academy through strong collaboration in order to inspire all members of our learning community to be the best that they can be.

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