Sociology A Level

Sociology gives you a different outlook on your everyday world and is a great opportunity to study controversial subjects not usually taught at school.

Sociology gives you a different outlook on your everyday world. It is a great opportunity to study controversial subjects not usually taught at school.

Topics include:

  • Social and cultural differences in society
  • Differences in families and households
  • Religion
  • Sociological theories
  • Criminology

You learn through discussion, guided reading, written assignments, group tasks, videos, classroom presentations and online research. You will have the opportunity to participate in trips to key social institutions and discussions with guest speakers from various backgrounds and interests. There will be the opportunity to hear visiting speakers.

All 16-19 year olds on full-time programmes will be required to retake GCSE English and Maths or to undertake Functional Skills, if they have not already attained the equivalent of a GCSE grade C in these subjects, every year of their course, until they complete their studies.

Those who want to explore a controversial subject and move on to further study. If you are interested in people and the social and cultural differences that exist in society today then sociology is for you.

Explore this fascinating subject and learn in a variety of ways including through discussions with guest speakers and trips.

Specialist Academic Skills

  • The ability to interpret, analyse and evaluate key concepts in sociology
  • An understanding of family, education and methods
  • The ability to interpret, analyse and evaluate key concepts in sociology
  • An understanding of beliefs in society, crime and deviance and methods

Essential Skills for Progression

  • Essay writing skills
  • Ability to complete tasks under timed conditions
  • Development of terminology and application of English Language skills

Subject Specific Enrichment

  • Learning walk on Marxism
  • Visit to Surrey University and talk with guest speaker
  • Visit to Prison/ Police station
  • Guest speakers

Discussion, guided reading, written assignments, group tasks, videos, classroom presentations and online research. There is a substantial written assignment or timed exam practice every two weeks.

Homework: Homework is set every two weeks and relates to the timed written assignments/exam practice in class-time.

Degrees or careers in medicine, nursing, criminology, social work, police, teaching, youth work, journalism, human resources, marketing, and advertising.

At least five GCSEs at grade 4 (grade C) or above, including Maths. In addition you should have a grade 6 (grade B) in English Langauge.

The required core text books:

  • ‘The complete course for the AQA specification’ Napier Press by Rob Webb et al (Napier Press 2008) ISBN-10: 0954007956
  • ‘The complete course for the AQA specification’ Napier Press by Rob Webb et al (Napier Press 2009) ISBN-10: 0954007966

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