Well done to the 36 students that took part in the IET Faraday Challenge. They had a day filled with hands-on engineering and active learning. Congratulations everyone!


Check out the Spring edition of our HGABR school newsletter showcasing the latest events and fantastic abilities and achievements of our students!


Years 8 to 13 attended the HGABR Bromley Ambition careers fair where they met employers from different sectors including finance, healthcare, retail and the arts as well as colleges and universities.


Thank you to all the 75 volunteers who gave their time so generously to support our students as they think about their future options.


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Phil shares his love for reading and writing and talks about the reasons he wrote ‘When the Sky Falls’. He will also talk about his new novel to be published next month ‘While the Storm Rages.


Bromley Libraries are continuing their digital programme of 'Meet the Author' which is shown on their Facebook page. This Sat at on…, you can hear from Phil Earle, author of the shortlisted Carnegie title: When the Sky Falls.


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To all our community please do have a great day. Whether celebrating Eid or enjoying the time just to catch up with family and friends.


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Our GCSE dancers keeping positive and big smiles in their revision session! Mrs Abbott and Miss Dent are proud of you keep it up!


Would you like free revision sources? Use our Reading Cloud and sign in to access a plethora of approved websites: and also the British Library -


If anyone would like to volunteer at a Bromley borough library this summer, please email the following address: srcvolunteers.ORG Bromley Libraries Children’s Team


HGABR have teamed up with to offer new enrichment activities for our students. Today our girls tested their strength, resilience and focus with professional boxing coaches.


Look what a very lovely parent donated to us today!


On Monday 28th March our Vice Principal Mr Sherwin was amongst staff from across the education sector invited to Downing Street in recognition for their work both during and following the Covid-19 pandemic.


We are delighted that Mr Sherwin has been recognised for all of his work throughout the pandemic and for his continued dedication to the academy.


Year 12 students are thoroughly enjoying their employability mentoring sessions with Nestle.

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The aims of the course are: to stimulate interest in the study of Sociology; to gain knowledge of theories that explain society in various ways; and apply these theories to the real world.

Students have the opportunity to become independent thinkers and develop a range of knowledge and skills (including literacy, numeracy, evaluation and application) which are valued by higher education and employers.

Sociology explores a variety of topics, ranging from crime to religion, from the family to the state, to divisions of race and social class.  Furthermore, the 'research methods in context' unit encourages an active involvement with the research process.

Sociology is exciting, interesting and relevant to students' lives. Students build on skills developed in the sciences and humanities, and enable progression into a wide range of other subjects; for instance the impact of feminism throughout history and the changing influence of religion and beliefs today.

The Sociology curriculum is ambitious for all students, it covers the WJEC/ EDUQAS curriculum in breath and ambition. At GCSE level all students study:

  • social processes of cultural transmission
  • families
  • research methods
  • education
  • crime and Deviance
  • and Social inequality and stratification

WJEC/EDUQAS specification encourage learners explore and debate contemporary social issues to enable them to challenge taken-for-granted assumptions in a way that is accessible to mixed ability students.

All Year 10 students study a foundation unit during the autumn term which develops their understanding about sociological theories and key concepts so that they are ready to fully undertake the course. 

Research Methods is taught last because it is synoptic in nature and best suited when students have studied the range of different topics first. By applying Research Methods to different contexts throughout the course it allows students to revise on prior knowledge from years 9 and 10.  All students are able to select to study Sociology as part of the GCSE offer.

At A Level, Year 12 students spend two weeks covering a mini unit which covers a wide breadth of topics and introduces students to sociological theories and concepts.  They will then begin to study education, theory and research methods and families and households. 

Year 13 students study beliefs in society, crime and deviance, with theory and methods. The curriculum has been coherently planned and sequenced so that students build on prior knowledge. AQA exam board has been chosen at A Level as it provides a comprehensive range of support and resources including past papers, mark schemes and examiners’ reports; all invaluable for both student and teacher within the subject.

Curriculum plan - further details of the curriculum can be found in the curriculum plan below.

A more detailed breakdown regarding subject content can be found on the exam board website using the following links:

WJEC GCSE Sociology

AQA A Level Sociology

Textbooks and useful resources


  • WJEC Eduqas GCSE Sociology – Steve Tivey and Marion Davies
  • AQA A Level Sociology Book One Including AS Level: Book One - Rob Webb, Hal Westergaard, Keith Trobe and Annie Townend
  • Succeed at A Level Sociology: The Complete Revisions Guide Book Two - Rob Webb and Keith Trobe



Curriculum Plan - Sociology 10th Jun 2021 Download