Sociology

A-Level Sociology

Exam Board: OCR

Introduction:

Sociology gives anyone with an interest in social issues, social justice, and current affairs the opportunity to gain a valuable understanding and insight into how society works and how the structures and processes in society shape who we are, how we behave, and many other aspects of our lives and life chances. You will develop an understanding of how individuals, groups, institutions and societies are interdependent; the way in which they cooperate and conflict with each other, and the potential causes for the social differences between individuals.

You are encouraged to think critically and analytically, and to make informed judgements and arguments based on evidence and theories. You will develop an increased awareness and understanding of the world you live in and role you play in it.

 Where does it Lead to?

Sociology is an excellent springboard for entering university. It opens up opportunities throughout the world of business, industry and public organisations. The sociological perspective is crucial for working in today’s multi-ethnic and multinational business environment. A study of Sociology provides valuable insight into social factors such as race, ethnicity, gender, age, education, and social class that affect work and how organisations operate.

 Course Detail:

This is a two year linear course.

Modules

Assessment

Paper 1

Socialisation, culture and identity

●        30% of A Level

●        1 hour 30 minutes written examination

Paper 2

Researching and understanding social inequalities

●        35% of A Level

●        2 hours and 15 minutes written examination

Paper 3

Debates in contemporary society

●        35% of total A Level

●        2 hours and 15 minutes written examination

Key Contact: Curriculum Leader of Social Sciences - Mrs Culkeen (ellen.culkeen@slougheton.com)