SOCIOLOGY

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YEAR 12 STUDENT

The open-minded discussions and the freedom of speech we have in the sociology class is unlike any other. It is the fact that we discuss everyone’s point of view and everyone’s point of view gets to be portrayed with no judgement. These discussions help us to remember the lesson more as well as helping us to understand the subject and all the different opinions.

WHY STUDY SOCIOLOGY?

Sociology will help you to make sense of society, it will help you to understand your own identity and others around you. It helps you to understand and criticise what is often a deeply unfair and unequal society. We focus on gender, ethnicity and class and the way that society as a whole interacts with these labels. Sociological research underpins social reform and helps us to understand social change. This course hopes to help develop critical, curious and self-aware global citizens.

COURSE CONTENT

Education - To what extent are your opportunities in education decreased or increased dependent on your ethnicity, gender or class, what historical changes have there been in education and why? Are your educational opportunities effected by your teachers and the culture of the school or are they affected by your life outside of school?

Families - How are families changing and why? Are children becoming more like adults or is there childhood being extended? What are the effects of parents that are very strict? What are we going to do about our ageing population, how has immigration changed the way that families look in Britain today? Why are women having less children and getting married later? Are more people getting divorced?

Crime and Deviance - To what extent does your ethnicity, gender or class affect your chances of being included in crime statistics? How has globalisation increased organised and corporate crime? How do we punish those who commit crimes against the environment? What forms of punishment are there and how are we controlled?

Media - Who has ownership and control of the media? How does the media represent gender, ethnicity, sexuality, and disability? How does the media influence society and our views?

RECOMMENDED RESOURCES:

  • Woman on the edge of time - Marge Piercy

  • Invisible Woman - Caroline Creado-Perez

  • Why I’m no longer talking to white people about race anymore - Renni Eddo-Lodge

  • The Clapback - Elijah Lawal

  • Skint Estate - Cash Carraway

  • CHAVS the demonization of the working class - Owen Jones

  • Natives - Akala

ASSESSMENTS

Exam Papers

Paper 1: Education with Theory and Methods

2hrs (33.3%)

Paper 2: Topics in Sociology

2hrs (33.3%)

Paper 3: Crime and Deviance with Theory and Methods

2hrs (33.3%)

HIGHER EDUCATION ROUTES

Sociology / Social Sciences / Psychology / Criminology / Business / Politics / History / Law

POTENTIAL CAREERS

Graduate destinations include a broad range of other sectors, including: Health / Education / Marketing / Scientific and Legal Consultancy / Banking / Finance / Human Resources / Media / Public Sector

EXAM BOARD: AQA

COURSE CODE: 7192

COURSE TYPE: A Level

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