Sociology at KS5

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Course ID
AQA 7192
Faculty
Social Sciences
Department
Sociology
Level
Key Stage 5 ('A' Level)
Head of Faculty
J. David
Head of Department
J. David

Sociology explores human interactions and relationships in the context of modern changing societies. An evidence based discipline, Sociology aims to provide answers to questions about how members of society think, feel and how human behaviour and actions are influenced by the groups to which we belong.

Sociology looks at power structures in society and explores the extent to which groups such as women and men, ethnic minorities and people from different social class backgrounds have different experiences, ideas or lifestyles. Students of Sociology, will develop critical and reflective thinking skills. Students will learn the skills of sociological investigation involved in quantitative and qualitative research enquiry. Students will, throughout, use the conceptual frameworks of both structural and agency theoretical and philosophical models.

Curriculum Termly Breakdown by Year

Year 12

Term Unit of Work Assessment
Autumn 1 Basic concepts – Sociological theoretical perspectives Families & Households.  
Autumn 2 Families & Households.
Sociology of Education – Sociological Methods.
Mock exam (AS) Paper 2.
Spring 1 Sociology of Education – Sociological Methods.  
Spring 2 Sociology of Education – Sociological Methods. Mock exam (AS), Paper 2.
Summer 1 Sociology of Education – Sociological Methods.
Revision.
(AS) Mock exams 7191 – Papers 1 and 2.
Summer 2 Beliefs in Society – Theories of Religion.  

 

Year 13

Term Unit of Work Assessment
Autumn 1 Beliefs in Society – Revision (Families & Education). Timed essays and short answer questions.
Autumn 2 Crime and Deviance – Revision (Families & Education). Timed essays and short answer questions.
Spring 1 Crime and Deviance – Revision (Families & Education).
Sociological theory & Methods.
Mock exam – ‘A’ Level Paper 2.
Spring 2 Sociological theory & methods. Timed essays and short answer questions.
Summer 1 Sociological theory & methods. Revision. Mock exams: 8191 Papers 1, 2 and 3.
Summer 2 ‘A’ Level Examination. ‘A’ Level Examination.

 

Extended Learning

Year 12

Websites Read Visit or Watch Extra
AQA Specification Sociology Book One (Rob Webb et al) – course textbook.    

 

Year 13

Websites Read Visit or Watch Extra
AQA Specification Sociology Book One (Rob Webb et al) – course textbook; Sociology AQA A Level Year 2 (Steve Chapman et al); Sociology for AQA Volume 2 2nd Year A Level (Ken Browne et al); Sociology Review – Hodder. News and current affairs.  

 

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