Sociology – A Level

Specification

Exam Board: AQA

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Course outline – AQA A Level Sociology (7191/7192)

Why Study Alevel Sociology?

This qualification offers an engaging and effective introduction to Sociology. Students will learn the fundamentals of the subject and develop skills valued by higher education (HE) and employers, including critical analysis, independent thinking and research.

Topics include;

Education with Theory and Methods

Education

Methods in Context

Theory and Methods

Crime and Deviance with Theory and Methods

Crime and Deviance

Theory and Methods

 

Option 1

Culture and Identity

Option 2

The Media

Assessment

The AS specification is designed to be taken over one or two years with all assessments taken at the end of the course. The A-level specification is designed to be taken over two years with all assessments taken at the end of the course.

Paper 1: Education with Theory and Methods

Perspectives views on the role of Education. · Internal and external views on Education · Social Policy and Education · How factors such as class and ethnicity impact educational experiences. · Applied research methods to Education · Theoretical perspectives and debates in Sociology.

Marks Duration Weighting
80 2 hours 33%

Questions consist of Short answer and Extended Writing.

Paper 2: Topics in Sociology

Topics studied are Families and Beliefs in Society · Sociological perspectives on the family and Beliefs · Application of how different demographics experience families and beliefs · Application of changes into society and how these impact families and beliefs.

Marks Duration Weighting
80 2 hours 33%

Questions consist of Short answer and Extended Writing.

Paper 3: Crime and Deviance with Theory and Methods

  • Sociological perspectives on Crime and Deviance. · Ways of dealing with deviance in society. · How different demographics experience crime and deviance · The dark figure of crime · Theoretical perspectives and debates in Sociology.
Marks Duration Weighting
80 2 hours 33%

Careers and Destinations:

Possible career options:

Possible degree options:

Sociology provides an excellent starting point for any social science degree from Economics, Psychology, and Politics to Criminology and Philosophy. You do not need to have an A level in Sociology to take Sociology at university, though it helps.

Sociology A level complements a wide range of other A level subjects, though don’t forget that the top universities expect you to be taking a ‘challenging’ combination of A levels, which means that you might be at a disadvantage if you do not include at least one ‘challenging’ subject in your programme, or if you also take A levels with a similar outlook (so perhaps best not to combine Sociology with Psychology and Politics A levels unless that’s really essential to you).

However, many students choose degrees which combine Sociology with Psychology as the two subjects complement one another. While Sociology studies the influences society has upon individual behaviour, Psychology examines the impact of the individual mind.

https://www.cife.org.uk/article/guide-individual-a-level-subjects/all-about-a-level-sociology/

Recent destinations of our students within this subject include;

*This course will be taught for the first time at TGAK in the academic year 21/22