A Level Sociology at The Frances Bardsley Academy for Girls
Sociologists seek to identify patterns and relationships between different parts of society and seek to establish meaning through the study of evidence. Sociology is also concerned with ideas and theories about the nature of society and the individuals in it. A key element of sociology is an attempt to understand out identities and the cultures we live in.
Unit 1: Acquiring Culture
Section A: The key concepts and processes of cultural transmission, socialisation and the acquisition of identity.
Section B: A choice between two options: Families and households or Youth cultures
Written examination: 1 hours 15 minutes
15% of qualification
Unit 2: Understanding Society and Methods of Sociological Enquiry
Section A Methods of Sociological Enquiry
One compulsory question based on stimulus material which will be a synopsis of a piece of sociological research.
Section B Understanding Society
This section offers a choice between three options: education or the media or religion
Written examination: 2 hour
25% of qualification
Unit 3: Power and Control
The questions are on the theme of power. There is a choice between four options: crime and deviance health and disability politics world sociology
Compulsory questions and essay questions.
Written examination: 2 hours
25% of qualification
Unit 4: Social Inequality and Applied Methods of Sociological Enquiry
Section A Applied Methods of Sociological Enquiry
One compulsory question which will require learners to design, justify and evaluate a piece of sociological research.
Section B Social Inequality
Questions in this section are on the theme of social differentiation and stratification. These will include a compulsory question and a choice between two essay questions.
Written examination: 2 hour 15 minutes
35% of qualification
Grade B in English Language at GCSE
Choosing Sociology opens the door to a wealth of study at university. You could continue to take Sociology or use the skills that you have gained throughout the course to study such subjects as Psychology, English Literature and Media Studies to name a few.
Sociology is a great choice of subject for people who want a career in social work, nursing or medicine. It is also useful in a number of other careers, like marketing, advertising, PR, journalism, law or teaching.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Frances Bardsley Academy for Girls directly.