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Nursery – Prep – Senior – Sixth Form

Sociology

Examination Board: AQA             
Head of Department Mrs L Yeomans

Why study Sociology at A-level?
Ever wondered how we developed into the society we are today? How the way you see yourself determines the way people identify you? Whether men or women are more likely to commit a crime? AS and A-level Sociology will help you to make sense of the society we live in and understand the cultural and identity issues which affect us all.

Course Outline
Compulsory content
Education with theory and methods                  
Crime and deviance with theory and methods
Optional content
Families and Households
The Media

Possible career options
Studying sociology at university can give you a whole host of exciting career options, including: Social work, Human resources, Advertising, Policing, Marketing, Journalism, Law and Teaching.  Sociology is a great course for those who want to continue on at university level and study; Sociology, Psychology, English, Business Studies, Law and Teaching.

Course Aims
You will learn a number of skills including the use of evidence to support your arguments, how to investigate facts, and critical thinking. It is relevant to the society you live in so you are bound to enjoy learning about topics that are relevant to everyday life; plus it opens the door to a fantastic range of interesting careers.

Assessment

Three written exam papers.
Paper 1 – Education with Theory and Methods
Paper 2 – Topics in Sociology
Paper 3- Crime and Deviance with Theory and Method

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