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GCSE Sociology:

Sociology is exciting, interesting and relevant to students’ lives. This course encourages students to take a questioning approach to evidence and issues, thus developing their critical, evaluative skills.

Assessment comprises of: 

Unit 1: Studying Society; Education; Families (41901)

Written paper – 1 hour 30 mins 90 marks - 50%
Three Compulsory topic areas:Topic 1 –Candidates answer six compulsory questions and one question from a choice of two. 

Unit 2: Crime and Deviance; Mass Media; power; Social Inequality (41902)
Written Paper – 1 hour 30 mins 90 marks – 50%
Candidates choose three topic areas from four options
For each topic area chosen candidates answer six compulsory questions and one question from a choice of two.

AS Sociology

Compulsory content:

3.1.1 Education

3.1.2 Methods in Context

3.2.1 Research Methods

Optional content:

3.2.2 Topics in Sociology

3.2.2.1 Culture and Identity

3.2.2.2 Families and Households

3.2.2.3 Health

3.2.2.4 Work, Poverty and Welfare

Assessments

Paper 1: Education with Methods in Context, 1 hour 30 minutes written exam, 60 marks, 50% of AS level.
Questions: Education: short answer and extended writing, 40 marks. Methods in context extended writing, 20 marks.

Paper 2: Research Methods and Topics in Sociology, 1 hour 30 minutes written exam, 60 marks, 50% of AS level.
Questions: Section A: short answer and extended writing Section B: short answer and extended writing, 40 marks.

A-level Sociology

Compulsory content:

4.1 Education with Theory and Methods

4.1.1 Education

4.1.2 Methods in Context

4.1.3 Theory and Methods

4.3 Crime and Deviance with Theory and Methods

4.3.1 Crime and Deviance

4.3.2 Theory and Methods

Optional content:

4.2 Topics in Sociology

Option 1

4.2.1 Culture and Identity

4.2.2 Families and Households

4.2.3 Health

4.2.4 Work, Poverty and Welfare

Option 2

4.2.5 Beliefs in Society

4.2.6 Global Development

4.2.7 The Media

4.2.8 Stratification and Differentiation

Assessments

Paper 1: Education with Methods in context

Assessed, 2 hours minutes written exam, 80 marks, 33.3% of A-level

Questions

Education: Short answer and extended writing, 50 marks.
Methods in context extended writing, 20 marks.
Theory and methods: extended writing, 10%.

Paper 2:Topics in Sociology

Assessed, 2 hours minutes 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 hours minutes 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.