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A level Sociology at Garforth Academy

Course description

Sociology involves the study of social groups & the impact of membership of such groups on the individual. It works on the assumption that our behaviour is largely affected by ‘outside’ factors such as the social conditions we live in and the society that we have created.

Course content

Paper 1: Socialisation, Culture and Identity – Exam (90 minutes) – 30% of grade

The exam focuses on themes developed through the content of one of three options: Families & Relationships, Youth Subcultures or Media. Students will answer a range of short, longer and essay style responses using the key issues identified over the two years of study.

Paper 2: Researching & understanding social inequalities – Exam (2¼ hours) – 35% of grade

In this paper, students will be expected to demonstrate their understanding of social inequalities and research methods. A number of sub-topics will be studied over the 2 years of the course such as key research methods undertaken by sociologists and identifying patterns in social inequalities in society.

Paper 3: Debates in contemporary society – Exam (2¼ hours) – 35% of grade

This exam paper contains sections on one compulsory topic and a choice of three optional topics in which to explore different debates. The compulsory section requires students to explore Globalisation and the digital social world with students also exploring one optional section from a choice of Crime & deviance; Education or Religion, belief and faith.

Entry requirements

5 GCSEs at Grades 9-4

Grade 4 in GCSE English Language.

Grade 4 in sociology if taken.

How to apply

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Last updated date: 17 November 2017
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