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Sociology

Sixth Form

YEARS 12 & 13

Course Title: A level Sociology
Exam Board: AQA
Qualification: A level

ABOUT THE COURSE

Sociology is the study of human social relationships and institutions. Sociology is particularly suited to students who are interested in questioning the things we take for granted in everyday life, for example: why do we organise ourselves into family groups? Studying sociology offers insights into social and cultural issues. It helps you develop a multi-perspective and critical approach to understanding issues around culture, identity, religion, crime, families and social power. A-level Sociology will help you to make sense of the society we live in and understand the cultural and identity issues which affect us all.

OVERVIEW OF CONTENT

Students must study the following two core themes:

  • Socialisation, Culture and Identity
  • Social Differentiation, Power and Stratification.

 

 

 

 

Paper 1: Education with Theory and Methods

33.3%

Paper 2: Topics in Sociology

 

33.3%

Paper 3: Crime and Deviance with Theory & Methods

33.3%

2 hour exam

80 marks

Education

Methods in Context

Theory and Methods

2 hour exam

80 marks

Families and Households

Beliefs in Society

2 hour exam

80 marks

Crime and Deviance

Theory and Methods

 

You will learn several skills including the use of evidence to support your arguments, how to investigate facts, and critical thinking.

 

How it is assessed

100% exam

All three exams are taken at the end of year two.

Exam assessment is mostly essay based with some short answer questions.

 

For further information:   https://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/sociology/as-and-a-level/sociology-7191-7192