Students do not need to have a GCSE in Sociology to study this subject at A Level. Students will learn mandatory topics in Year 12 and Year 13. The Topics taught in Year 12 are Education with Methods in Context and Families and Households with Research Methods. The Topics in Year 13 are Crime and Deviance with Theory and Methods and The Media. This course will develop theoretical knowledge of Sociology and enable students to understand societal processes and structure as well as what causes societal action and change. The two core themes that are covered are Socialisation, Culture and Identity and Social Differentiation, Power and Stratification
Exam Board: AQA
Qualification Title: Sociology
Qualification Specification Code: 7192
Qualification Webpage: Click here to visit the AQA webpage for the specification.
Standard Sixth Form entry requirements
The summary of components is as follows:
•Paper 1: Education with Theory and Methods in Context
•Paper 2: Topics: Families and Household and The Media
•Paper 3: Crime and Deviance with Theory and Method
Sociology and/or Psychology related degrees, NHS, Human Resources, Social Work, Civil Service, Journalism, Law, Researcher, Teaching, Marketing, Criminal Justice System, Counselling, Media and many more. Learners will develop transferable skills that are vital in Further and Higher Education as well as in the workplace. They will also be able to use the knowledge and understanding learnt in A Level Sociology to work with others in the work place and understand the processes of wider society.
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