Sociology

Course Content

A Level Units

Paper 1: Education with Theory and Methods

Paper 2: Topics in Sociology

Paper 3: Crime and Deviance with Theory and Methods

 

A Level – Two years

 

Assessments –

Paper 1: Education with Theory and Methods

  • Written Exam: 2 hours

  • 80 marks in total

  • Education: short answer and extended writing, 50 marks

  • Methods in Context: extended writing, 20 marks

  • Theory and Methods: extended writing, 10 marks.

 

Paper 2 : Topics in Sociology

  • Written Exam : 2 hours

  • 80 marks in total

  • Section A: extended writing, 40 marks

  • Section B: extended writing, 40 marks

 

Paper 3 : Crime and Deviation with Theory and Methods

  • Written Exam : 2 hours

  • 80 marks in total

  • Crime and Deviance : short answer and extended writing, 50 marks

  • Theory and Methods ; extending writing 30 marks

 

Progression into careers via:

Sociology can be studied at degree level and can progress into careers in social services, education, criminal justice, welfare services, government, counselling, charities and the voluntary sector.  They include charity fundraiser, community development worker, counsellor, lecturer, housing officer, teacher, probation officer, social researcher, social worker and welfare rights adviser.  There are a range of specific abilities and skills associated with a degree in sociology but there are also wider transferable skills that you can develop.

 

Length of Course:

A Level : 2 years

 

Examination Board 

AQA

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