Sociology

sociology

Subject Leader: P Bridge

Subject Team: S Isaac

General subject statement: Students will learn the fundamentals of the subject and develop skills valued by higher education and employers, including critical analysis, independent thinking and research.

Key Stage 5 – Years 12-13

Subject statement: The subject is a dynamic and changing one with areas linked to education, family and the changing aspects of the family, global development to crime and deviancy.

Year 12 Year 13
Paper 1: Education with Theory and Methods Paper 1: Education and Research Methods
Paper 2: Family and Research Methods Paper 2: Family and Global development
Paper 3: Crime and Deviance with Theory and Methods

Exam Board:  http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/sociology/as-and-a-level

Overview of Topics:
Student will examine issues such as the changing nature of family and households to the causes and reason for educational success and failure. Further areas of investigation will be global development and the nature of crime and deviancy, within all the subject theory and methods will be blended into syllabus. Brief exam information (nature of assessment).

Year 12

  • To understand the reasons for success and failure educationally beyond ability
  • To understand the nature of family and its diverse nature

Year 13

  • To understand the nature of global development
  • To develop an understanding of the nature of criminal activity and deviancy

Nature of assessment:

Year 12

Two examination papers
Paper 1: 1½ hours, written examination, 60 marks and 50% of the AS level
Paper 2: 1½ hours, written examination, 60 marks and 50% of the AS level

Year 13

Three examination papers
Paper 1: 2 hour, written examination, 80 marks and 33.3% of the A-level
Paper 2: 2 hour, written examination, 80 marks and 33.3% of the A-level
Paper 3: 2 hour, written examination, 80 marks and 33.3% of the A-level

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