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Year 12

The AQA AS Sociology course, is made up of integral elements and core themes that engage students in theoretical debate. This is aimed to encourage students to participate actively in their learning of Sociology. Students will begin to develop a critical awareness of different sociological perspectives and contemporary social issues' in relation to the themes that will be assessed, with a strong focus on AO1, AO2 and A03. Exam criteria and expectations are taught from the onset of this course so that students are always developing their essay writing skills in preparation for their A-level exams.

Culture and identity


Research methods

The Concept of Culture

Class Differences and Achievement (External Factors)

Choosing a Research Method


Class Differences and Achievement (Internal Factors)

Education: the Research Context

The Self, Identity and Difference

Ethnic Differences in Achievement


The Relationship of Identity to Other Factors

Gender Differences in Education


Globalisation of Culture and Identity.

The Role of Education in Society



Education Policy and Inequality

Participant Observation


Secondary Sources

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Year 13

The AQA A2 Sociology course aims to develop the evaluative and critical skills of students. The core themes offer students continuity from a wide range of their secondary school learning and allow for students to experience an interesting and diverse, coherent course of study. We build upon the skills that are developed in the Sciences and Humanities, as well as teaching students to apply these skills to past papers, in preparation for their summer exams.

Beliefs in Society

Crime and Deviance

Theory and Methods

Theories of Religion

Functionalist Theories.

Quantitative Research methods

Religion and Social Change

Interactionism and Labelling Theory

Qualitative Research Methods


Class, Power and Crime

Sociology and Science

Religion, Renewal and Choice

Realist Theories of Crime

Objectivity and Values in Society

Religion and Global Context

Gender, Crime and Justice


Organisations, Movements and Members

Ethnicity, Crime and Justice


Ideology and Science

Crime and Media

Feminist Theories


Globalisation, Green Crime, State Crime and Human Rights

Action Theories


Control, Punishment and Victims

Globalisation, Modernity and Post Modernity


Sociology and Social Policy

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