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Reformed Sociology at John Willmott School (JWS)

Course description

LEVEL AS/A2 Level

EXAMINATION BOARD AQA

Course content

COURSE INFORMATION

Core themes

Students must study the following two core themes:

  • Socialisation, Culture and Identity
  • Social differentiation, power and stratification

In addition, students must understand the significance of conflict and consensus, social structure and social action, and the role of values.

Entry requirements

5 A* - C at GCSE, B in English.

Assessment

SPECIFICATION AND UNITS OF STUDY

AS Units Studied:

TERM September to November - Education with Methods in Context.

TERM November to January - Theory and Research Methods.

TERM February to April - Families and Households.

 

A2 Units Studied:

TERM September to November - Theory and Methods.

TERM November to January - Beliefs in Society.

TERM February to April - Crime and Deviance with Theory and Methods.

 

 

ASSESSMENT

Paper 1: Education with Theory and Methods

Assessed

  • 2 hour written exam
  • 80 marks
  • 33.3% of A Level

Questions

1. Education: Short answer and extended writing - 50 marks

2. Methods in Context: Extended writing - 20 marks

3. Theory and Methods: Extended writing - 10 marks

 

Paper 2: Topics in Sociology

Assessed

  • 2 hour written exam
  • 80 marks
  • 33.3% of A Level

Questions

Section A: Extended writing - 40 marks

Section B: Extended writing - 40 marks

 

Paper 3: Crime and Deviance with Theory and Methods

 

Assessed

  • 2 hour written exam
  • 80 marks
  • 33.3% of A Level

Questions

Crime and Deviance: Short answer and extended writing - 50 marks

Theory and Methods: Extended writing - 30 marks

Future opportunities

WHERE CAN THE COURSE LEAD?

People who study sociology go on to work with people in various capacities such as in social work, teaching, counselling and so on.  Sociology is recognised as a course that provides students with a variety of social, analytical and presentation of skills that are valued both by universities and by employers.

Further information

WHO TO CONTACT FOR INFORMATION Miss N Hunter

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact John Willmott School (JWS) directly.

Last updated date: 18 November 2014
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