SOCIOLOGY
GCSE

Unit 1: Studying Society; Education; Families (41901)
Written Paper – 1 hour 30 mins
90 marks – 50%

Three compulsory topic areas
  • Topic 1 – Studying Society
  • Topic 2 - Education
  • Topic 3 - Families
Unit 2: Crime and Deviance; Mass Media; Power; Social Inequality (41902)
Written Paper - 1 hour 30 mins
90 marks - 50%

Choose three topic areas from four options 
  • Topic 1- Crime and Deviance
  • Topic 2 – Mass Media
  • Topic 3 - Power
  • Topic 4 – Social Inequality
AS
Compulsory content
  • Education
  • Methods in Context
  • Research Methods
Optional
  • Culture and Identity
  • Families and Households
  • Health
  • Work, Poverty and Welfare
Assessments

Paper 1
1 hour 30 minutes written exam
60 marks
50% of AS level Paper 1: Education

Paper 2
1 hour 30 minutes written exam
60 marks
50% of AS level with Methods in Context 

A-level
Compulsory content
  • Education with Theory and Methods
  • Education
  • Methods in Context
  • Theory and Methods
  • Crime and Deviance with Theory and Methods
  • Crime and Deviance
  • Theory and Methods
Optional

Topics in Sociology

Option 1

  • Culture and Identity
  • Families and Households
  • Health
  • Work, Poverty and Welfare

Option 2
  • Beliefs in Society
  • Global Development
  • The Media
  • Stratification and Differentiation
Assessments 

Paper 1 
2 hour written exam
80 marks
33.3% of A-level Paper 1 

Paper 2
2 hour written exam
80 marks
33.3% of A-level Paper

Paper 3
2 hour written exam
80 marks
33.3% of A-level