AQA 7191/7192
Why study Sociology?

Sociology is one of the most popular subjects to study at A-level. Think about the major questions that we ask about our social world. Are men and women really that different? Why do we have problems such as racism? What motivates people to have social status and respect? 
These questions are hugely important to life as a human being, and they are studied by the field of sociology. In general, Sociology is the study of how society is organized and how we experience life.

Course Requirements

A*-C in 5 subjects including English Language.

Course Outline
    In AS students will look at the questions of 
    Education and Families, how these have changed and how they affect people in society. Going onto A2 students will also look at Crime and Belief in Society. In all years students will 
    also look at the idea of research methods.

    How the Course is Assessed
      100% exam – No coursework

      Paper 1: Education with Methods in Context


      Education: short answer and extended writing 

      Methods in Context: extended writing

      Paper 2: Research Methods and Families and Households


      Section A/Research methods: short answer and extended writing

      Section B/Families and households: short answer and extended writing

      Links to Careers
        Jobs directly related to Sociology include:

        Advice worker, Community development worker, International aid/development worker, Social researcher, Social worker, Youth worker, Police officer.

        Jobs where sociology would be useful include:
        Charity fundraiser, Housing manager/officer, Human resources officer, Probation officer, Public relations officer, and lots of other jobs that involve working 
        with people in our society.

        Links to University

        Students will learn the fundamentals of the subject and develop skills valued by higher education and employers, including critical analysis, independent thinking and research.

        Studying Sociology could help you complete courses such as
        Law, Sociology, Anthropology, Psychology, History, English, Media and many more. The skills learnt from studying Sociology are essential for all literacy based courses at University. 

        Syllabus: AS level Sociology
        Examination Board: AQA 7191/7192
        More Information: Ms. Marshall