A Level Sociology

Please note: students in Year 12 (September 2015) are now following the new specification as outlined below and Year 13 (September 2015) will be following the legacy course outlined underneath

AQA 7192 

Who should study Sociology?

This course is designed for those students who have an interest in explaining and analysing the contemporary social world. 

The Course

The main themes studied throughout the course are: socialisation, social differentiation, power and stratification.

Year 12 Sociology

Students will cover the following content:

Unit 1 Education and research methods

Unit 2 Family

Year 13 Sociology

Student will cover the following content:

Unit 2 continued Mass Media

Unit 3 Crime and Deviance and Sociological Theory and Research Methods.

Assessment 

Students will be assessed by a combination of short questions and extended essays.

Where it leads 

The nature of Sociology makes the subject an ideal choice for a range of careers and a higher education option.  Sociology has become a central part of specialist training courses for professions such as teaching, nursing, police, social work, journalism and management.

Please note: The following course is for current (September 2015) Year 13 students only

AQA (AS: 119, A2:2191) 

Who should study Sociology?

This course is designed for those students who have an interest in explaining and analysing the contemporary social world. 

The Course

The main themes studied throughout the course are: socialisation, culture and identity, social differentiation, power and stratification.

AS Sociology

Students will acquire knowledge of contemporary social processes and social changes

Students will cover the following units:

Unit 1 Culture and identity

Unit 2 Education and Research Methods

A2 Sociology

Students will continue to focus on contemporary society but will gain a wider and deeper knowledge and understanding as well as developing the skills of application, analysis, interpretation and evaluation.

Student will cover:

Unit 3 Mass Media or Power and Politics

Unit 4 Crime and Deviance and sociological theory and research methods.

Assessment 

The AS level will be assessed by a combination of short and extended questions.

The A2 level will be assessed through short questions and essays.

Where it leads 

The nature of Sociology makes the subject an ideal choice for a range of careers and higher education option, Sociology has become a central part of specialist training courses for professions such as teaching, nursing, police, social work, journalism and management.