Sociology

COURSE DESCRIPTION

This fascinating and enjoyable course leads to a greater awareness of the relationship between society and the individual. The focus in lessons will be on reaching understanding through discussion of the issues from the key topics being studied. This course fits in well with lots of other subjects, especially those that deal with people and their ideas.

COURSE CONTENT – This would be a one year stand-alone course

AS UNITS:

Paper 1: Education with Methods in Context
Content

  • Education
  • Methods in Context

Assessment

  • 1 hour 30 minutes written exam (60 marks)
  • 50% 0f AS level

Paper 2: Research Methods and Topics in Sociology
Content

  • Research Methods
  • Families and Households

Assessment

  • 1 hour 30 minutes written exam
  • 60 marks
  • 50% 0f AS level

A-LEVEL UNITS:

This is a two year course

Unit 3.1 Education with Theory and Methods

  • Education
  • Methods in Context
  • Theory and Methods

Unit 3.3 Crime and Deviance with Theory and Methods

  • Crime and Deviance
  • Theory and Methods

Unit 3.2 Topics in Sociology

  • Families and Households
  • Beliefs in society

Assessment

  • Each unit will have a 2 hour written exam (80 marks)
  • 33.3% of A-level

CAREER POSSIBILITIES

This course leads to a wide range of careers which deal intensively with people, for example, personnel management, police, social work, nursing, teaching and some areas of the law, or leads to careers making, carrying out or advising on social policy (especially in local authorities or the national Civil Service). Sociology is also an excellent subject to support entry to a wide range of Higher education and university courses.

GCSE GRADE PROFILE

Students who study this subject will probably have achieved grade C or above in most of their GCSE subjects, with a C or above in English, History, Geography or Sociology.