|Key Stage||Title||Department||Level||Exam Board|
|KS5||A-level Sociology||Social Sciences||A-level (17/18)||AQA|
Good reading and writing skills are essential. A minimum of Grade 6 (B) in GCSE English Language.
Students will be encouraged to reflect on their own experiences of the social world in which they live, to challenge their own assumptions about this world and to develop an understanding of the forces and structures that affect their lives. As such, you should be prepared to argue and debate social issues in a mature learning environment.
Sociology looks at how society works, how different parts of society influence each other, how people’s ideas and social behaviour are influenced by the society in which they live and how people can influence and change society.
The study of Sociology provides many opportunities for students to acquire a knowledge and critical understanding of contemporary society, through issues such as crime and deviance, education, families and households, religion and ideology.
Students can do a stand alone AS made up of two units
AS units in Year 12 % of AS
Unit 1 Education with Methods 50%
Unit 2 Family with Methods. 50%
These units are assessed by a one and a half hour exam each.
A level units in Year 13 % of A level
Unit 1 Education with Theory & Methods 33.3%
Unit 2 Family and Households , Beliefs in Society 33.3%
Unit 3 Crime and deviance, theory and methods 33.3%
Sociology is of value in many careers. It will be particularly suitable for those considering work which will involve other people – teaching, social work, the caring professions and personnel work in commerce and industry.
Mr Fay c/o Mrs A Herman (Headteacher's PA)
Ulverston Victoria High School
Springfield Road, Ulverston, Cumbria, LA12 0EB
Tel: 01229 483900