Level: AS/A2 Level
Exam Board: AQA
Assessment: 100% Written examination
Entry Requirements: 5 GCSEs at grade B or above, including English and Maths
Overview of the Course
Sociology is the study of human society and how it affects everyone. ‘Why?’ is the main question we ask. We all live in the world, live in nations, live in towns and live in families. Why is there crime, education, culture and the mass media? What purpose do they serve? Why do we live the way we live?
This course has been designed so that you will acquire the essential knowledge and understanding of central aspects of sociological thought and methods, together with a range of skills. This course lays an appropriate foundation for further study in Sociology and related subjects in higher education.
What will I Study?
In Year 12, you will study the following units:
Unit 1 -Families and Households
Unit 2 -Education and Research Methods
In Year 13, you will study the following units:
Unit 3 –Mass media
Unit 4 -Crime and deviance with methods
Higher Education pathways:
BSC (Hons) Sociology, Criminology, Psychology, Social Care, Social Science, Politics, Cultural Studies
Social Work, Uniformed Services, Politics, Criminology, Prison Service, Public Relations, Law, Teaching, Childcare and Social Work