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Sociology

Introduction

Lead Teacher: Mrs. Maria Flynn

Sociology is the study of how society is organised and how we experience life. It enables us to understand the structure and dynamics of society and their intricate connections to human behaviour. To study A-Level Sociology you do not need to have a GCSE in the subject. You need to be an enthusiastic, motivated with an inquiring mind.
We study AQA GCE Sociology over a period of two years.
It is completely exam based.
http://www.aqa.co.uk

Subject Information

AQA GCE A-Level Sociology

AS Level:

Unit 1: Culture and Identity, Families and households, Wealth, Poverty and Welfare

Candidates choose one topic from three and answer one question. Each question consists of five parts.

The written paper lasts 1 hour and is worth 60 marks.

Unit 2: Education, Health, Sociological Methods

Candidates choose Education and answer one question on the topic, one question on Sociological Methods in context and one question on methods.

The written paper lasts 2 hours and is worth 90 marks.[/one_half][one_half_last]

A Level:

Unit 3: Beliefs in Society, Global Development, Mass Media. Power and Politics

Candidates chose one topic from four and answer one compulsory question and one question from a choice of two.

The written paper lasts 1 hour and 30 mins and is worth 60 marks.

Unit 4: Crime and Deviance, Theory and Methods

Candidates choose one topic and answer one question on the chosen topic, one question on Sociological Methods in context and one question on Theory and Methods.

The written paper lasts 2 hours and is worth 90 marks.[/one_half_last]

Departmental News

 

What can I do with A level sociology?

What will I learn?

You will learn to:

  • understand contemporary social processes and structures;
  • appreciate the theory and issues in sociological debate;
  • reflect on your own experience of the social world in which you live;
  • develop an awareness of cultural diversity.

What skills will I gain?

You will be able to:

  • make informed and responsible judgements on issues;
  • have an in depth understanding of the contemporary world;
  • have the necessary skills to participate more effectively in adult life;
  • apply your knowledge and understanding of sociology to everyday life

Sociology A level gives 120 UCAS tariff points toward University entrance to study subjects such as:

  • Sociology
  • Criminology
  • Social Work
  • Social Sciences

Here are some Careers using these skills

  • Business Management
  • Child Care
  • Civil Service
  • Human resources
  • Law
  • Marketing
  • Psychology
  • Social work
  • Teaching