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Sociology A Level at Christopher Whitehead Language College

Course description

Sociology is the study of social and human behaviour, its origins, development, organization and institutions. Overall it is a very broad based subject covering issues as diverse as the media, religion and criminology.

There are a lot of sociological theories to learn, such as the feminist, Marxist and functionalist viewpoints. These theories then need to be applied in order to analyse and criticise such topics as class distinction in education and equal opportunities for women in the work place.

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Entry requirements

 GCSE B grade in English and humanities subjects.

Assessment

The AS Level Sociology is assessed by two written exams as follows:

Paper 1: Education with Methods in Context – 1 hour 30 minutes, 60 marks, 50% of AS Level. It assesses two of the compulsory topics, namely Education and Methods in Context.

Paper 2: Research Methods and Topics in Sociology - 1 hour 30 minutes, 60 marks, 50% of AS Level. NB: This paper is in two sections. Section A assesses the remaining compulsory topic, namely Research Methods, while Section B assesses one of the optional topics.

A Level Sociology is assessed by three written exams as follows:

Paper 1: Education with Theory and Methods – 2 hour written exam, 80 marks 33.3% of A Level. This paper assesses Set 1 Compulsory Topics.

Paper 2: Topics in Sociology – 2 hour written exam, 80 marks, 33.3% of A Level. This paper is in two sections. Section A assesses one topic from Set 1 Optional Topics, while Section B assesses one topic from Set 2 Optional Topics.

Paper 3: Crime and Deviance with Theory and Methods – 2 hour written exam, 80 marks, 33.3% of A Level. This paper assesses Set 2 Compulsory Topics.

Future opportunities

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How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Christopher Whitehead Language College directly.

Last updated date: 23 June 2015

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 - 2 Years

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