A-Level Sociology

A-Level Sociology

SUBJECT LEADER

Mrs H Gibb

EXAM BOARD

WJEC/EDUQAS

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A-Level Sociology

Why choose A-Level Sociology?

Sociology is a really grown up subject. You will learn a lot about how the society you live in really works. The kind of questions we consider in Sociology are:
Why are some people rich and some people poor? How does culture shape an individual? What is the purpose of education?
Sociology is a subject which combines well with Psychology, Health and Social Care History, Geography, English, Maths, and Business Studies. Students do best who are interested in people, enjoy looking at newspapers and the news, ask questions, like reading, voice their opinions, keep an open mind and are not frightened of graphs, charts and tables.

What you will study in A-Level Sociology?

 Education, topics include: – functions and types of school, class, gender and ethnic issues, differences in achievement and social policy.
 Youth and culture, topics include: understanding youth culture. Youth in contemporary society.
 Research methods topics include: questionnaires, observation, interviews and data analysis.
 Inequality, topics include: Child poverty, the rich and the poor, social inequality in relation to gender, ethnicity and social class.
 Crime and Deviance topics include: patterns of crime in the UK today. Different theories about the causes of crime, and issues relating to social class, gender and ethnicity.

How you will be assessed in A-Level Sociology?

Component one: Socialisation and Culture.
Written examination (2 hours 30 min) 40 % of the qualification.
Component two: Methods of social enquiry.
Written examination (1 hour 45 min). 20% of qualification.
Component three: Power and Stratification.
Written examination (2 hours 30 min). 40 % of the qualification.

Additional Information

For more information please speak to Mrs Gibb