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Sociology

Sociology is only offered at KS5 at Ashlyns School and is a very popular subject.  The lessons are structured in such a way as to allow the students to quickly and competently understand and work to the expectation of the course.

We follow the AQA new specification, which is the new linear two year course.  It consists of 100% examination, spread across 3 exams which are taken at the end of Year 13.

A-level Sociology offers students the opportunity to develop the essential knowledge and understanding of central aspects of sociological thought and methods. It is designed to encourage students to demonstrate the application of a range of skills and consider the integration of sociological themes:

  • socialisation, culture and identity
  • social differentiation, power and stratification

The specification lays an appropriate foundation for further study of Sociology and related subjects in higher education.

Exam Board:  AQA Sociology A-LEVEL https://filestore.aqa.org.uk/resources/sociology/specifications/AQA-7191-7192-SP-2015.PDF

  Year 12 Year 13
Autumn 1 Introduction to course – Education Paper 1

Families and Households Paper 2 plus Research Methods

Paper 3 Crime and Deviance plus methods
Autumn 2 Education Paper 1

Families and Households Paper 2 plus Research Methods

Paper 3 Crime and Deviance plus methods
Spring 1 January Exams:  Education Paper and Families and Households Paper

 

Education Paper 1

Families and Households Paper 2 plus Research Methods

January Exams:  Education Paper, Crime and Deviance Paper

 

Beliefs in Society – Paper 2

Spring 2 Education Paper 1

Specific research methods

Education Paper 1
Summer 1 Crime and Deviance Paper 3

Research in context

Specific research methods

Families and Households Paper 2

 

General revision

Summer 2 Crime and Deviance (topic 1-2) Paper 3

Research in context

 

Exams – Education Paper and Family and Households Paper

Summer Exams