Sociology

Staff

Mr R Rainey


Key Stage 3

 

The course follows the AQA Specification and is taught through five modules. Two of  the modules will be completed in Year 13 and will comprise of a maximum ‘stand-alone’ 40% AS qualification which is recognised by UCAS. The full Sociology A Level qualification will involve completion of three 2 hour papers with each paper accounting for 33.3%. Assessment will involve external examinations and will include both structured and essay questions.


AS Subject Content

(This AS qualification can be “stand alone” – worth up to 40% UCAS Points) 

Paper 1: Education with Methods in Context

1 hour 30 minutes written exam
60 marks
50% of AS-Level 


Paper 2: Research Methods and Families and Households
1 hour 30 minutes written exam
60 marks
50% of AS Level

Full (2 years) A - Level Subject Content – Linear  Assessment
(This will result in obtaining a full A level Sociology qualification) Paper 1: Education with Theory and Methods

 

2 Hour written exam

80 marks

33.3% of full A Level

Paper 2: Families and Households, Beliefs in Society

 

2 Hour written exam

80 marks

33.3% of full A Level

Paper 3: Crime and Deviance with Theory and Methods

2 Hour written exam

80 marks

33.3% of full A Level

 

Sociology involves the systematic study of society.

You will learn in Sociology:

  • To understand contemporary social processes and structures

  • Appreciate theory and issues of sociological debate.

  • Reflect on your own experiences of the world around you

  • Develop an awareness of cultural diversity

 

The course is also designed to assist you in developing a range of essential skills that will prove invaluable in today’s working environment. For instance, you will be taught to interpret, apply and evaluate various sociological perspectives and make informed and responsible judgements based on this knowledge and understanding. Below are some chosen careers of sociology students:

Social Worker, Barrister, Doctor, Psychologist, Teacher, Researcher, Criminologist, Occupational Therapist and Nursing.

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