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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.  More than once during the course, you're bound to ask yourself the question, "why has society developed like this?  With poverty, ignorance, crime and injustice".

Subject Content

4.1 Education with Theory and Methods

  • 4.1.1 Education
  • 4.1.2 Methods in Context
  • 4.1.3 Theory and Methods

 

4.2 Topics in Sociology

  • 4.2.1 Culture and Identity
  • 4.2.2 Families and Households
  • 4.2.3 Health
  • 4.2.4 Work, Poverty and Welfare
  • 4.2.5 Beliefs in Society
  • 4.2.6 Global Development
  • 4.2.7 The Media
  • 4.2.8 Stratification and Differentiation

 

4.3 Crime and Deviance with Theory and Methods

  • 4.3.1 Crime and Deviance
  • 4.3.2 Theory and Methods

 

Assessments

In A Level Sociology, scholars work towards 100% terminal examinations, comprising of three papers. 

Paper 1 Education with Theory and Methods (33.3%)

Compulsory content 4.1.1, 4.1.2 and 4.1.3

  • 2 hour written exam
  • 80 marks

Paper 2 Topics in Sociology (33.3%)

Section A: one from option 1: 4.2.1, 4.2.2, 4.2.3 or 4.2.4

Section B: one from option 2: 4.2.5, 4.2.6, 4.2.7 or 4.2.8

  • 2 hour written exam
  • 80 marks

Paper 3 Crime and Deviance with Theory and Methods (33.3%)

Compulsory Content 4.3.1, 4.3.2

  • 2 hour written exam
  • 80 marks

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AQA A Level Sociology 

Possible Degree Options

  • Sociology
  • Psychology
  • English studies
  • Business studies
  • Law
  • Teaching 

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