Sociology (AQA)

Syllabus: AQA

Course Specification: 7191/7192

Course Overview

The course includes a range of attractive topics ensuring that students experience an interesting, diverse and coherent course of study looking at approaches and methods related to the core areas of Sociology, enabling students to engage in theoretical debate and to encourage an active involvement with the research process.

Course Requirements

5 GCSE’s grades 9 – 5 including Maths at grade 5 and English at grade 6.

Year 1

  • Education
  • Education in the context of research methods
  • Research Methods
  • Families and Households

Year 2

  • Crime and Deviance
  • Theory and Methods
  • Media

Assessment Information

Students are assessed with a variety of familiar question types, including short answer and extended writing/ essays, which target knowledge and understanding; application and analysis; and evaluation.  Students’ understanding of research methods, gained through classroom experience of practical Sociology, will be assessed using the familiar methods in context format.

External assessment is at the end of the 2 year course in the following papers:

Paper 1 Education with Theory and Methods

Paper 2 Families and Households

Paper 3 Crime and deviance with Theory and Methods

Teaching and Learning Styles

If you want answers to the inequalities of power and wealth in society choose Sociology. If you want to understand how and why society has changed choose Sociology. If you want to question how we make progress choose Sociology.

You will need to have good literacy skills and an ability to write extended essay style answers.

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