Welcome to the Sociology Department.

The Sociology Department is within the Humanities Faculty.   

The Examination board is AQA

If you have any enquiries regarding studying Sociology at Copthall, please contact via email

Sociology is an optional and popular choice for Years 12 and 13. The aim of the course is to create a ‘sociological imagination.’  Students will learn to see society from a sociological perspective, understanding that there are competing theories and solutions to social problems.


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Sociology KS4 Curriculum Map

Sociology KS5 Curriculum Map

Click here for Sixth Form Subjects

Recommended Reading


  • Liquid Life by Zygmunt Bauman
  • Slavoj Zizek – Marx reloaded 

Ulrich Beck – the Risk society


The Sociology Review published by Phillip Allan


For further information look at the link to the AQA website.

Sociology Central 

Revise Sociology

Careers & Employment

A degree from the Department of Sociology will prepare you for careers in fields such as:

  • Police and probation services
  • Local and central government
  • Social and market research
  • Charitable, counselling and voluntary organisations
  • Public relations, journalism and communications
  • Media and marketing