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Sociology A level at Wadham School

Course description

Sociology is the study of societies and the way that they shape people's behaviour, beliefs and identity. It enables us to make sense of the rapidly changing world and it enables us to understand ourselves. The way that we think, behave and feel, indeed our very sense of identity are products of our socialisation. This provides us with language, gives us our values and beliefs, establishes our identity and so turns us into members of society.

Entry requirements

Five A*-C passes at GCSE, including English and Maths. No prior study of Sociology is required to study this course.

Assessment

Exam Board – AQA

AS Level

  • Paper 1- Education with Methods in Context. (50% of AS level). Education: short answer and extended writing, 40 marks. Methods in Context: extended writing, 20 marks.
  • Paper 2 – Families and Households or Health with Research Methods. (50% of AS level). Research Methods: short answer and extended writing, 20 marks. Other topic: short answer and extended writing, 40 marks.

A level

  • Paper 1 – Education with Theory and Methods (33% of A Level) Education: short answer and extended writing, 50 marks. Methods in Context: extended writing, 20 marks. Theory and Methods: extended writing, 10 marks.
  • Paper 2 – Topics in Society: Families and Households or Health plus Beliefs in Society. (33% of A Level). Extended writing throughout the paper.
  • Paper 3 – Crime and Deviance with Theory and Methods (33%of A Level). Crime and Deviance: short answer and extended writing, 50 marks. Theory and Methods: extended writing, 30 marks.

Future opportunities

Possible carers: Social work, Policing, The Prison Service, Education, Health Care, Journalism, Advertising and PR.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Wadham School directly.

Last updated date: 05 September 2016

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years

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