Sociology AQA (7192)
WHAT THIS COURSE OFFERS YOU
- Sociology is a lively and enjoyable subject. It is the study of society and how the social world shapes our ideas, our social behaviour and our individual identities.
- Sociology touches on literally every aspect of society; this course has universal appeal.
- No prior knowledge of sociology is needed.
- You’ll enjoy this course if….
- …you enjoy discussing and debating current affairs generally.
- …you have a keen appreciation of social injustice and inequality including racism, gender inequality and class inequality
- …you like studying a subject that affects your everyday life.
- …you want to understand why people commit crime and the nature of crime and deviance in society.
- 5 GCSE passes at G5 or higher.
- G5 or above in GCSE English and Literature
- G5 or above in a combination of GCSE Sociology, History or Geography.
ASSESSMENT / CORE MODULES
- Paper 1 – Compulsory unit on Education with Theory and Research methods
- Paper 2 – Two optional units from: Culture and Identity, The Family, Beliefs, the Media and Globalisation.
- Paper 3 – Compulsory unit on Crime and Deviance with Theory and Methods
HOW WILL I BE TAUGHT?
- This is a two-year linear course – it is 100% exam.
- You will be taught through a combination of teacher-led lessons and independent study.
- Other activities include debate, group work and presentations, and seminar-style discussions.
- Sociology is a highly-respected A-level and degree and as such, universities will recognise that you have gained valuable experience and academic skills.
- Our students often go on to study a range of degrees at university including sociology, law, criminology, psychology, anthropology, international relations, and combined degrees with other subjects such as politics, social policy, international relations, psychology.
- A background in Sociology will also prepare you for a career in criminology, Policing and probation services, law, nursing and medicine, media and journalism, social work, education and teaching, youth work, and local government.