Examination Board / website :
AQA Examination Board
100% Examination- no coursework.
Written Examinations (Unit titles, duration, % weighting):
Paper 1: Education with methods in context, 1 hour and 30 minutes exam, worth 60 marks and is 50% of AS level.
Paper 2: Research methods and topics is Sociology – Families and Households. 1 hour and 30 minutes exam, worth 60 marks and is 50% of AS level.
Paper 1: Education with theories and methods. 2 hour exam, worth 80 marks and is 33.3% of A-Level.
Paper 2: Topics in Sociology – Families and Households & Beliefs in Society. 2 hour paper, worth 80 marks and is 33.3% of A-Level.
Paper 3: Crime and Deviance with Theories and Methods. 2 hour paper, worth 80 marks and is 33.3% of A-Level.
Practical Examinations: None
The aim of the course is to help students to acquire a comprehensive knowledge of people as they act in groups. The structure and institutions of society will be examined, thus providing insights and understanding of how society works. You will explore how social research is carried out and how government policy is formed to meet the needs of society. You will explore a range of social issues in the UK while studying the subject- poverty, educational achievement; family policy, impact and causes of crime, religion.
Skills / Aptitudes required to be successful in this course:
Students on the Sociology A’Level course will be required to read extensively and work independently when researching different topics. Literacy skills are also vital on this course as students will be expected to write extensively throughout the course.
Goes well with:
Government and Politics
Pathways – Career and /or further study possibilities, using this subject:
Students who study sociology can consider pursuing courses that lead to the following professions:
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