Sociology

The following materials, links and resources are designed to support your transition from KS4 to KS5 and to help you in preparing for your new course.

You should try to absorb all the 'watch it' and 'read it' materials as these have been chosen by your KS5 subject teachers specifically to support your new subjects.

All students will need to complete the KS5 Transition task for Sociology in full.

The KS5 transition task will need to be handed in to your subject teacher on or before your first lesson in September. These tasks will help you in preparing for your new subjects but will also help teachers to make sure you are suited for these subjects.

With this in mind, all KS5 Transition tasks should be completed to the highest standard possible.

Watch it....

The following documentaries and films give some excellent insights into just some of the topics you will be covering in Sociology.


Louis Theroux:  Surviving America's most hated family


Emile Durkheim: A Short introduction


Karl Marx:  A Short Introduction


How Britain has coped with crisis; from war to Covid-19

Read it....

The following articles (among hundreds of others online) offer some really useful and thought provoking ideas about how society operates.  These will be useful reading for all students moving on to Sociology at KS5.


Black British History 'Missing' from school curriculums


Society after Covid-19:  What will be the new normal?


Inequality in income in the UK; a growing divide.


Churches look for new approaches?

Do it....

All students moving on to study A level Sociology will need to complete the following KS5 Transition task in full.


Take time to research and explore the ideas in each section.  There is a wealth of material available online so don't hurry to complete this but, instead, take time to understand and examine each perspective and idea.  There is a PDF and a Word version in case you would like to complete this electronically but this is not essential

Check it....

It is important that you communicate with teachers when in sixth form so we would always encourage you to ask for any additional materials, support or advice on your subjects.

If you have any questions about the Sociology Transition Task, you can contact the Sociology team by contacting them using the emails below;

Mr Dunkerley:   j.dunkerley@sjhcsc.co.uk

Mr Sharpe:  a.sharpe@sjhcsc.co.uk