Mrs Daljit Lall, Head of Sociology

Mrs Lall is an experienced teacher of Psychology and Sociology for over 25 years. She has been an examiner, and taught a range of subjects including RS, History and Criminology. She completed post-graduate courses in Psychology and Psychodynamic Counselling. She has also worked outside of teaching but remained in education as an outreach worker working with disaffected communities. Her next challenge is to start another post-graduate course. Outside school she enjoys exercising her physical self through running and the gym, She’s particularly intrigued with cognitive neuroscience as she’s also keen to exercise the brain!


Subject Overview
A Level Sociology
Examination Board: AQA

Do you ever wonder why social issues such as crime, poverty and prejudice exist? Sociology equips you with a core knowledge of society, how it works and how it changes. It is a subject that allows constant analysis of the world around us. Your lessons will be relevant to current affairs, and you’ll be able to discuss events in relation to what you’re learning about.
In their study of topics, students should examine topic areas in relation to the two core themes (socialisation, culture and identity; and social differentiation, power and stratification)

The aims of this qualification are to enable students to develop:
appreciation of the significance of theoretical and conceptual issues in sociological debate
understand and evaluate sociological methodology and a range of research methods through active involvement in the research process.
develop skills that enable individuals to focus on their personal identity, roles and responsibilities within society.
develop a lifelong interest in social issues.

Course content

Paper 1: Education with Theory and Methods (33%)

  • Education
  • Theory and Methods
  • Methods in Context

Paper 2: Topics in Sociology (33%)

  • Option 1: Students’ study ONE of the following topics, Culture and Identity, Families and Households, Health, or Work, Poverty and Welfare
  • Option 2: Students’ study ONE of the following topics, Beliefs in Society, Global Development, The Media, or Stratification and Differentiation

Paper 3: Crime and Deviance with Theory and Methods (33%)

  • Crime and Deviance
  • Theory and Methods


Students will have opportunities to attend workshops, and conferences and visit criminal courts in London. They will have opportunity to take part in national essay competitions.

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