A Level Sociology

What does the course aim to do?

To provide an insight into British social life and social issues.

To provide a theoretical and empirical background with which to examine British social life.

What will I be studying?

  • Family and Household
  • Education with sociological theory and methods
  • Crime and Deviance with sociological theory and methods
  • Sociology of Beliefs

How will I be assessed? (AQA)

Paper1 – 2 hour exam
Education with sociological theory and methods

Paper 2 – 2 hour exam
Family and Household
Sociology of Beliefs

Paper 3 – 2 hour exam
Crime and Deviance with sociological theory and methods

Am I suited to this subject?

You will need to have:

  • A general interest in current affairs and social issues.
  • Confidence with written language.
  • An analytical mind able to organise and interpret information.
  • Self-discipline and personal motivation to read and study independently.

Where will it lead in the future?

This is a popular A Level and degree subject. It has many specifically vocational applications including: the Public Services and Administration, the Caring Professions, Medicine, Law and Education. Sociology is an A Level which leaves future options very open.

How will I study?

  • Lectures
  • Discussion
  • Data analysis and interpretation
  • Reading and note-taking
  • Essay writing

What will I need to do myself?

  • Reading and note-taking
  • Essay writing
  • Daily reading of a quality newspaper/ on-line news site
  • Pay attention to current affairs in the media

Why should I come to Canon Slade to study Sociology?

Pass rates are consistently at 100% .

Notice for Prospective Students

Confidence with written language as there is great emphasis on English and essay writing in this subject

Additional information from Mr M Cripps

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