Sociology A level

This course will suit you if you are open minded and willing to look at familiar things in different ways and have an interest in current affairs and the society around you. You should enjoy discussions and debates, have an enquiring mind and be a good communicator who enjoys essay writing.

Examination Board & Specification: Advanced Level GCE AQA 7192

Assessment method: 100% examination.
Short answer and extended writing, methods in context: extended writing, theory and methods: extended writing.

Overview of Course
Key areas of study include: education, families and households, beliefs in society, crime and deviance, theory and methods, including methods in context. There are two core areas you will study within the course:

  • Socialisation, culture and identity
  • Social differentiation, power and stratification

The themes should be understood and applied to particular substantive areas of sociology. However, these themes are to be interpreted broadly as threads running through many areas of social life and should not therefore be regarded as discrete topics. In addition, you must understand the significance of conflict and consensus, social structure and social actions and the role of value.

Year 12 and 13

Paper 1 Paper 2 Paper 3
Autumn
Year 1
Introduction to A level Sociology
Education
Theory and Methods
Families and Households
Spring
Year 1
Education Theory and Methods. Families and Households
Summer
Year 1
Beliefs in Society Crime and Deviance
Autumn
Year 2
Beliefs in Society Crime and Deviance
Theory and Methods
Spring
Year 2
Revision and
Exams all papers
Summer
Year 2
Exams – all papers

Subject Related Career Destinations
Occupational Health, Counsellor, Nursing, Educational Psychologist, Teaching, Human resources, Civil Service, Politics, Business, the Police Force

Destinations of Students
Bangor University: Psychology; Psychology with Clinical and Health Psychology
London South Bank University : Children’s Nursing
Keele University: Criminology and Education
Sheffield University: Marketing, Communications and Advertising
Birmingham University: Criminology
University of Derby: Occupational Therapy