Sociology

What is it about?

Sociology is the scientific study of human interaction and society. Society itself has a huge influence on what we do, how we think, and who we are.  Sociology is not simply thinking about the world. Sociology uses theoretical models and practical research to scientifically study society and provide explanations for why society exists as it does. Sociology reflects a wide range of differing views about how the world can be analysed.  Instead of simply accepting society as it exists, Sociology helps people make sense of why these inequalities exist, assists in challenging the norms of any society, and aids in changing the inequalities that still occur.

What will I be studying?

Unit 1: Education with Research Method (2 hours)
Unit 2: Families and Households & Beliefs in Society (2 hours)
Unit 3: Crime and Deviance with Research Methods (2 hours)

What skills will I learn?

Students will develop the transferable skills of numeracy, communication, and the application, presentation, interpretation, analysis and evaluation of information. Students will also develop a capacity for methodical and critical thought and learn to present information in a clear, coherent and effective manner.

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed by examination only with 2 three hour exams at the end of Year 13.  This is worth 100% of your final mark.

Where might it lead me?

Many students go on to take higher education in sociology and the social sciences.  As sociology provides a solid foundation for understanding human nature, sociology would therefore assist any profession which involves working with people such as teaching, social work, law and policing.

Who can I ask for more information about this subject?

Miss Hanson based on the second floor in Room 2025 will provide any further information required.

Where can find more information about A level Sociology?

The AQA website www.aqa.org.uk, the school Portal or Miss Hanson: Room 2025

Are there any specific subject requirements?

In line with Academy expectations.

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