Sociology

Topics of Study

GCSE – AQA exam board

Year 10:

  • Sociology of Families
  • Sociology of Education
  • Sociological Research

Year 11:

  • Sociology of Crime and Deviance
  • Social Stratification

Assessment

2 written exams at the end of Year 11. (Mixture of short and extended answers) 1 hour 45 minutes each.

Skills Needed

Desirable: an aptitude in English and Humanities subjects

A Level- AQA exam board

Year 1:

  • Sociology of Families
  • Sociology of Education
  • Research Methods in context

Year 2:

  • Beliefs in Society
  • Crime and Deviance
  • Sociological Theory

Assessment

Year 1 AS Level:

2 written exams- 1 hour 30 mins each (assessing only Year 1 content)

Year 2 A Level:

3 written exams – 2 hours each

(assessing both Year 1 and 2 content)

Skills Needed

Desirable: an aptitude in English (Grade 5 in GCSE) or Humanities (4/5)

If GCSE Sociology completed- minimum Grade 5 desired

Career Prospects

Learn the skills that employers need, such as research, report writing, creative and analytical thinking and the evaluation of ideas.

It is useful for “people-centred” careers and jobs requiring strong analytical skills. This could include teaching, law, social work, the police force, local government work, through to personnel, advertising, market research and journalism.

The study of sociology will also help students to look at competing points of view on current issues in society and help them to make their own judgements about the world around us.. An aptitude in English (Grade 5 in GCSE) or Humanities (4/5). If GCSE Sociology completed- minimum Grade 5 desired.

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