Sociology offers an informative perspective on human behaviour, offering an insight into the interactions between people and posing challenging social and moral questions. The methods of study developed by sociologists can be transferred to other academic areas such as market research and business management. You will learn some of the methods used by sociologists in research and analyse evidence to formulate new ideas and concepts. Sociology is an interesting choice at A Level if you are interested in questioning the world around you and the relationships between different social groups and their behaviour within in society.


Subject Teacher: 
Miss L Crouch – L.Crouch@stjohnfisher.school

Curriculum Outline

GCSE AQA Sociology (8192) for First Teaching in 2017

Year 9 Year 10 Year 11
The Sociological Approach The Sociology of Families The Sociology of Crime and Deviance
Social Structures, Social Process and Social Issues The Sociology of Education The Sociology of Social Stratification
Sociological Research Methods Relevent areas of social theory and methodology Relevent areas of social theory and methodology

 

How Students Will Be Assessed What When How
1 written exam: 1 hour 45 minutes
Each exam 100 marks
50% of GCSE
The Sociology of Families and Education
Relevent areas of social theory and methodology
At the end of year 11 Section A has two muliple choice questions followed by a range of short and extended resposes.
Section B has two multiple choice questions followed by a range of short and extended responses.
1 written exam: 1 hour 45 minutes
Each exam 100 marks
50% of GCSE
The Sociology of Crime and Deviance and Social Stratification
Relevant areas of social theory and methodology.
At the end of year 11 Section A has two muliple choice questions followed by a range of short and extended resposes.
Section B has two multiple choice questions followed by a range of short and extended responses.

Key Stage 5

AS Level Sociology  A Level Sociology (Course Code: 7192)
Paper 1:
Education with Methods in Context
Paper 2:
Research Methods and Topics in Sociology
Paper 1:
Education withTheory and Methods
Paper 2:
Topics in Sociology
 
Paper 3:
Crime and Deviance withTheory and Methods
Content –

    • Education
    • Methods in Context
Content –

  • Methods
  • Families and Households
Content –

  • Education
  • Methods in Context
  • Theory and Methods
Content –

  • Families and Households
  • Beliefs in Society
Content –

    • Crime and Deviance
    • Theory and Methods
    Assessment –

    • 2 hour Written Exam
    • 80 marks
    • 33.3% of A Level
Assessment –

    • 2 hour Written Exam
    • 80 marks
    • 33.3% of A Level
Assessment –

    • 2 hour Written Exam
    • 80 marks
    • 33.3% of A Level
    Questions –

  • 3 compulsory sections all requiring written answers
Questions –

  • 2 sections each offering a choice of 4 topics. Students answer 1 Topic from each Section
Questions –

  • 2 compulsory sections all requiring written answers

Key Stage Taught (Yes / No)
Key Stage 3 No
Key Stage 4 Yes
Key Stage 5 Yes

Examination Information
Official name of course Qualification Level Exam Board
Sociology GCSE AQA
Sociology A Level AQA