Sociology

A Level AQA

We teach a wide a range of subject content in order to give as wide an appreciation of Sociology as possible, whilst preparing students thoroughly for specific exam topics. The topics listed below are those offered and examined within each module, although we will cover other topics to build up students’ understanding of this fascinating subject:

  • EDUCATION WITH THEORY AND METHODS  
  • TOPICS IN SOCIOLOGY: 
  •    Families and Households or Culture and Identity  
  •    Beliefs in Society or The Media   
  • CRIME AND DEVIANCE WITH THEORY AND METHODS 

Assessment

Paper 1 - 33% 

  • Written paper 
  • Education with Theory and Methods  

Paper 2 - 33% 

  • Written paper 
  • Topics in Sociology 

Paper 3 - 33% 

  • Written paper 
  • Crime and Deviance with Theory and Methods 

Skills Developed and Career Prospects

Sociology is designed to give students an understanding of human social behaviour and to appreciate the various influences on their behaviour. Students are encouraged to have a general interest in the world around them, and to be prepared to consider various points of view on an issue, or appreciate several schools of thought.

This course is a popular choice. It is not necessary to have taken GCSE Sociology to do this course, though those who have will find it useful. It combines well with any A Level course offered in the Sixth Form.

Sociology could lead to many possible careers, including Management, Social Work, Local and Central Government, Teaching, Lecturing, Journalism, Medicine, Law, and other similar professional opportunities.

High Storrs Sixth Form Entry Requirements

A minimum of five GCSEs at Grade 9 - 4. This

MUST

include at least a Grade 4 in English Language

Plus

Grade 4 in Sociology (if studied) AND Grade 5 in English Language OR English Literature