Sociology

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Sociology

Sociology is the study of the patterns of social life, how and why they emerge and the way they are sustained. This involves the study of social inequalities, social order and conflict, human communication, social change, culture and identity.

Examination Board AQA

Specification Number 7192

Sixth Form > Our Pathways

Sociology

Sociology is the study of the patterns of social life, how and why they emerge and the way they are sustained. This involves the study of social inequalities, social order and conflict, human communication, social change, culture and identity.

Examination Board AQA

Specification Number 7192

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  • Course Overview
  • Entry Requirements
  • Assessment Information
  • Progression Route
  • How do I prepare?

Course Overview

On this popular course students will be covering key areas in Psychology and gaining an understanding of how Psychology is applied in everyday life. This qualification offers an engaging and effective introduction to Psychology. Students will learn the fundamentals of the subject and develop skills valued by Higher Education (HE) and employers, including critical analysis, independent thinking and research. It offers insight into both normal and abnormal behaviours and helps us to develop a greater understanding of behaviours in our society. It is a step up from GCSE Psychology studying topics in greater depth and adding greater theoretical knowledge. However, you can study A level if you have not completed the GCSE course.

 
Topics Covered
  • Social Order 
  • Social Control
  • Social Conflict and consensus 
  • Methods of Sociology inquiry
  • Understanding Society 
 
Course Leader of Sociology

Mrs Williams

Entry Requirements

Sixth Form Entry Criteria: 

A minimum of 5 9-5 GCSE grades, which must include a grade 5 or above in either English Language or English Literature. 

 
Special Entry Requirements:
  • GCSE Sociology 5+ (if studied) 

 

Students must be prepared to work long hours outside lesson time to regularly review the topics covered.

Assessment Information

Assessment Topic Area Duration Value
Paper 1Education with Theory and Methods2 hour written exam33.3%
Paper 2Topics in Society: Families and Households and Beliefs in Society2 hour written exam33.3%
Paper 3Crime and Deviance with Theory and Methods2 hour written exam33.3%

There is no coursework.

Progression Route

This subject is widely accepted for a wide range of academic routes leading to careers in Law, Social Services, Teaching and Lecturing, Market research, Journalism, Public Relations, Counselling etc

How do I prepare? 

Recommended Reads
The EconomistLinda Yueh
The New StatesmenJózef Czapski'
New InternationalistSue Clayton
Sociology ReviewRob Webb
Useful Websites
AQA SociologyExplore Website
Sociology CentralExplore Website
Sociology ResourcesExplore Website
Download Wider Reading List for Sociology
Sociology Wider Reading List
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Course Leader of Sociology

Mrs Williams

Laura.williams@woodgreenacademy.co.uk