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Sociology

Year 13 students continue with their sociological studies with AQA by studying 2 new main topics.

  • Crime and Deviance. Theories of crime, social distribution of crime, media, corporate crime, globalisation, victimisation, punishment, prevention and many others
  • Global Development. Theories and measures of development, the relationship of development to issues such as education, health, trade, war, environment, education and urbanisation.
  • Theory and methods. This covers the underpinning theories that are involved within sociology and include values, social policy, sociology and science, postmodernism and many others.

Course Content
Autumn Term

  • Global Development. Theories and measures of development, the relationship of development to globalisation, TNCs, NGOs and IGOs and the role of AID in the process of development.
  • Crime and Deviance. Theories of crime/deviance and the social distribution of crime and deviance by class, age, gender and ethnicity.

Spring Term

  • Global development. The relationship of development to education, trade, war, environment and urbanisation.
  • Crime and Deviance. The role of the median crime, corporate and global crime, environmental crime, victimisation, punishment, prevention and the role of the CJS
  • Theory. The 8 questions underpinning sociological study. Modern/Postmodern, Structure/Action, Sociology and Science, value freedom, Sociology and social policy and the use of methods.
  • Methods

Summer Term

  • Revision

In addition to the new topics, we will also spend time in Year 13 revising the topics from Year 12 in order to prepare for the examinations.

There will be 3 examinations at the end of Year 13 which will examine all of the content from Year12 and 13. Each examination will last 2 hours and will be a combination of short and extended written answers.

Catch up sessions are available EVERY Tuesday and Thursday in the pod. Students are encouraged to attend to aid their progress. In some cases, where students are making very slow progress, attendance will be made compulsory.

More information can be found at http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/sociology/as-and-a-level/sociology-7191-7192

Future Opportunities:

Sociology provides you with good analytical thinking skills which are sought after by universities and employers. Many of our students follow degrees in sociology or combined degrees involving sociology at university.

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