Sociology

A Level

Examination Board:   AQA

Specification:              2190

Course Leader:           Dr C Talbot

Contact Email:           ctalbot@tgschool.net

What Will I Study?

Unit 1 (SCY1): Culture and Identity

You will learn how culture and subcultures have shaped the nature of society. The course also examines how identify related to socialization, how the self is seen in terms of disability, gender, nationality, sexuality and social class.   You will also consider the effects of leisure and consumption upon identity.

Unit 2 (SCY2): Education with research methods

You will learn about the role of the education system and why certain groups do better or worse than each other in terms of performance. You will examine some of the hidden processes than go on in the classroom concerning roles: regulating behaviour and teacher student relationships.

Unit 3 (SCY3): Global Development

This unit is focused on the globalisation of culture and the development of societies within the global community.  You will examine different theories of development, underdevelopment and global inequality.

Unit 4(SCY4): Crime and Deviance with theory and methods

Throughout this unit of the course you will examine different sociological explanations of the social distribution of crime between social class, gender, ethnicity and age.  You will look at crime control, prevention, punishment and the role of the criminal justice system.

Entry Requirements

Students require a Grade 4 in English and Maths and a grade C in Science. Reading and informal discussion are an essential part of the course.

Assessment

Written examination: one paper in each of the topic areas.

Where Next?

Sociology is a discipline widely studied at University and post-graduate level. After completing a Sociology degree you can go on to careers in fields such as law, criminology, social services, teaching and social research.

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