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All the teachers at Harris Academy South Norwood wish you all a very safe half term.


Yesterday saw over 200 students come to Harris South Norwood to explore their dream: be the first


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A 'healthy school' rating system that Ofsted would use should be compulsory, says Jamie Oliver


Lots of young people considering how to learn mandarin tonight


5 new planters designed & built by Mr Blake - will green our site even more


Lovely to see so many visitors at our Sixth Form Open Evening


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Harris Sixth Form students working with to create innovative advertising campaigns


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Netball season has got off to a great start. Y8 team beat Shirley 5-2 on Monday and the Y9 team beat Harris Crystal Palace 13-5 earlier.


Netball season has got off to a great start. Y8 team beat Shirley 5-2 on Monday and the Y9 team beat Harris Crystal Palace 13-5 earlier.


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Inspiring whole staff email on the trials of challenge for all


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Our students taking part in the Harris in Harmony performance today at the ExCel centre. Well done.


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🏃 Players from the team at preparing for an away trip to Norwich tomorrow. Good luck! ⚽️


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Harris South Norwood invite you to their Sixth Form Open Evening: Wednesday 18 October 2017, 5.00 - 7.30 pm, at the Upper Campus SE19 3UG


Year 8 girls’ Netball team won 5-2 against Shirley High school last night


Mr Limb continues to share his teaching content in science


Focusing on language and vocabulary. What we say can hurt or can inspire


Y10s lost out to an excellent team. Couple of wonder tries by John-Kymani not enough in a 34-31 loss. Thanks for hosting us.


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Why should I choose Sociology?


  • Do you wonder what fuels our apparent fixation with celebrity?
  • Is it just gossip in a modern form?
  • Is it that it provides endless, easily obtained content for our multiplying TV channels, newspaper pages and magazines?
  • Could it be both?
  • Or even something much more profound about the class system of modern Britain?
  • You may be already thinking ‘But class doesn’t mean anything anymore’. Are you sure?
  • Why is the number of years you can expect to live still associated with your occupation?
  • What about the way that your gender, religion, and ethnic background open up or close down opportunities in your life?
  • What kinds of spiritual faith do people have in Britain today? And how far do the media affect how personal lifestyle choices are viewed by wider society?

Sociology is the study of how society is organised and how we experience life. If the questions above arouse curiosity then this may be a good subject for you.


Assessment Procedures

  • 100% Exam
  • Two exams (Unit 1 and Unit 2) 50% each.
  • Assessments are taken at the end of the course. Exams consist of both short answer questions, which require a paragraph and essay questions which require an extended answer.


Topic/ Unit Breakdown

Unit 1

  • The sociology of families
  • The sociology of education
  • Relevant areas of social theory and methodology

Unit 2

  • The sociology of crime and deviance
  • The sociology of social stratification
  • Relevant areas of social theory and methodology


Future Pathways

People who study sociology can go on to careers in  Teaching, Law,  journalists, civil servants, researchers, academics and a whole host of other jobs. It links well with AS and A—level Sociology, Psychology, Politics and Law.

  • Required skills/ aptitudes
  • Good communication skills
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Good time management and organisational skills.
  • Genuine interest to explore and learn about the world they live in.


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