AQA A-level Sociology 7192
Sociology is the study of society and is a stimulating subject in which students achieve a greater understanding of the society in which they live. It will help to develop critical and analytical skills which are seen by employers and universities as essential for a changing world and an increasingly competitive marketplace.
Education – The study of the purpose and changes to the education system and how particular social groups achieve.
Health – The healthcare system and inequalities in this, with some focus on mental health.
Research Methods – Studying the methods that sociologists use to understand society and the theoretical significance of them.
Sociological Theory – Core sociological perspectives and debates.
Crime and Deviance – Explanations of crime in society and patterns of crime, looking at changes and possible prevention methods.
Beliefs in Society – The study of the changing nature of religion and its significance for society.
|Year 12||Year 13|
An Introduction to Sociology: · Key concepts · Perspectives
Education: · The role of education · Social class and achievement · Ethnic groups and achievement · Gender and achievement · Education policy
|Crime and Deviance: · Perspectives of crime – functionalism, Marxism, labelling theory and realism · Patterns of crime – social class, gender, and ethnicity · Contemporary crime – globalisation, media, green crime, and state crime · Prevention and Punishment – victimisation, theories of prevention and punishment, the role of the criminal justice system|
Research Methods and Methods in Context: · Experiments · Questionnaires · Interviews · Observations · Secondary sources
Health: · The social construction of health, the body, disability, and models of health · Inequalities in healthcare – social class, gender, ethnicity and regional · Access to healthcare
Beliefs in Society: · The role of religion and definitions · Secularisation · Changes in religion – globalisation, fundamentalism, sects, and cults · Patterns of religious belief – social class, gender, age, and ethnicity · Science and ideology
Revision: · Core themes · Exam skills
Health: · Mental Illness · The health care industry and professions
Sociological Theory: · Perspectives – functionalism, Marxism, feminism, action theory, postmodernism · Debates – sociology and science, values and objectivity, social policy
· Paper 1 – Education with Theory and Methods
· Paper 2 – Topics: Health and Beliefs in Society
· Paper 3 – Crime and Deviance with Theory and Methods
A visit to Gloucester Crown Court in Year 13
A joint Politics trip to Parliament and the Supreme Court
Speakers and visitors
FemSoc – A lunchtime society focusing on feminism in contemporary society
Speakers and visitors