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Sociology A Level at Kingsmead School

Course description

Year 12 Trial Exams Only

Paper 1 & 2 are assessed by written examination during two 120 minute tests
Questions are structured and include:

  • Short answer questions
  • Questions based on stimulus material (e.g. everyday life)
  • 20 and 30 mark questions requiring extended writing (essay)


Paper 1

Education with Theory and Methods

  • Education
  • Methods in Context
  • Theory and Methods 

Paper 2

Topics in Sociology

Section A -Families and Households

Section B - Beliefs in Society

Year 13

Paper 1, Paper 2 and Paper 3 topics are assessed in three written examinations. Each test lasts 120 minutes and is worth 20 and 30 marks.

  • The exams include structured questions and several essays.
  • There is no coursework. Research Methods are taught practically, throughout the year, in all topics, to give students a firm grasp of necessary theoretical and practical research skill

Paper 3
Crime and Deviance with Theory and Methods

  • Crime & Deviance
  • Theory & Methods

Entry requirements

In order to cope with humanistic texts, new vocabulary and sociological essays, we recommend that students attain the standard GCSE points score required for entry to study advanced level, together with an intellectual curiosity to look beyond the views of "Joe Public".

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 21 April 2017
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