Sociology (AQA) at St Augustine's Catholic College
Sociology considers how the society we live in makes an
impact on our lives, and how we in return affect our society.
It involves looking at human action (often in current affairs)
from a variety of perspectives including Feminism and
Marxism and students are encouraged to look at the world
from new angles.
GCE Sociology comprises:
Two units at A1:
1. Families and Households: Here we consider issues such
as power and control within relationships; the changing
nature of childhood; and how government policy affects
2. Education with Research Methods: In this unit we explore
the possible hidden purposes of education; why different
social groups experience school differently and the effects
this has on achievement; the strengths and weaknesses of
the different ways in which sociologists collect their data.
At A2 we consider two out of the following topics
1. Beliefs in Society; Global Development; Mass Media; or
Power and Politics
2. Crime and Deviance with Theory and Methods; or
Stratification and Differentiation with Theory and Methods
All units are examined – there is no coursework.
Who will it suit?
If you are interested in social topics such as equality, the
world around you and why people behave the way they do
you may find sociology a stimulating subject. The academic
study of sociology requires a knowledge of current affairs
through wider reading and the desire to engage in critical
What can I do with sociology?
Sociology is an academically demanding subject , recognised
by universities. A qualification in Sociology can lead to a wide
variety of careers such as: law, the police, teaching,
journalism, personnel management, nursing, social work and
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St Augustine's Catholic College directly.