The Howard School | Sixth Form Prospectus

Sociology A-Level Sociology

Subject Sociology

Exam Board AQA Specification Numbers 7192

Teacher Responsible Mr S Julian

Introduction Sociology is the study of the development, structure, and functioning of human society. Students of sociology investigate the social causes and consequences of a number of factors in human life.

Such factors can include the structure and nature of relationships in the family to the representations of gender and sexuality in the media.

Aims of the Course The course aims to provide students with a broad understanding of the world around them.

Students are encouraged to look at society from a variety of different viewpoints, with a specific focus on the areas of the family, education, the media and crime.

How You Are Assessed The course is 100% examination.

There are 3 papers, each is 2 hours long.

Paper One Education with Theory and Methods

Paper Two Family and Media

Paper Three Crime & Deviance with Theory & Methods

Links to Future Careers Sociology is well-suited to careers in: • Teaching • Lecturing

• Social work • Social policy • Banking • The media • Criminal justice system

Entry Requirement Grade 4 in either English Language or English Literature

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