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Sociology

SOCIOLOGY AT KEY STAGE 5

AS Level (Year 12)

PAPER ONE: Education with Sociological Methods in Context (50% of AS Level)

PAPER TWO: Research Methods and Topics in Sociology; Families and Households (50% of AS Level)

Linear Assessment – 2 examinations at the end of 1 year

The following is an outline of the topics covered per half term:

Autumn 1

Introduction to Sociology

Families and Households
(AS/A-Level Paper 2)

Autumn 2

Families and Households
(AS/A-Level Paper 2)

Sociological Research Methods
(AS Paper 1 & 2/A-level Paper 3)

Spring 1

Education with Sociological Methods in Context 
(AS/A-Level  Paper 1)

 

Spring 2

Education with

Sociological Methods in Context
(AS/A-Level Paper 1)

Summer 1

Study Leave/Revision in preparation for AS exams  and AS exams

Summer 2

Beliefs in Society

(A-Level Paper 2)

A Level (Years 12 & 13)

PAPER ONE: The Sociological Study of Education with Sociological Theory and Methods in Context (worth 33.3% of final A-Level grade)

PAPER TWO: Topics in Sociology; The Sociological study of Families and Households and Beliefs in Society (worth 33.3% of final A-Level grade)

PAPER THREE: The Sociological Study of Crime and Deviance with Sociological Theory and Methods (worth 33.3% of final A-Level grade)

Linear Assessment – 3 examinations at the end of 2 years of study

The following is an outline of the topics covered per half term:

Autumn 1

Beliefs in Society

(A-Level Paper 2)

Crime & Deviance

(A-Level Paper 3)

Autumn 2

Crime & Deviance

(A-Level Paper 3)

 

Spring 1

Theory & Methods

(A-Level Papers 1 & 3)

 

Spring 2

Theory & Methods

(A-Level Papers 1 & 3)

Revision in preparation for A-Level Papers 1 & 2

Summer 1

Revision in preparation for
A-Level Papers 2 & 3  

Preparing for A-Level Style questions (all papers)

Summer 2

Study Leave/Revision (all papers)

and

A-Level Exams

For further advice or to find out more about the Sociology curriculum at Idsall School, please contact Miss V McMahon (Head of Sociology).

Updated September 2016

PRINTABLE VERSION OF THIS PAGE FOR 2016-17

For further advice or to find out more about the Sociology curriculum at Idsall School, please contact Miss V Brodie (Head of Sociology).

Updated September 2016