Sociology – KS5
Course name: Sociology
Examination Board and syllabus no:
AQA – 2190
AS: Unit 1 – Families and Households, Unit 2 – Education with research methods. A2: Unit 3 – Beliefs and Society, Unit 4 – Crime and Deviance with Theory and Methods. There are provisional plans to change Unit 1 to Culture and Identity for the 2012-2013 academic year.
The course is assessed by 100% by examination. There is no coursework or controlled assessment. Unit 1 = 40% of the AS grade, Unit 2 = 60% of the AS grade. Together Unit 1 and 2 make up 50% of the overall A-level grade. Unit 3 is worth 40% of the A2 grade, Unit 4 is worth 60% of the A2 grade. Unit 1 is one hour exam, Unit 2 is two hours, Unit 3 is one hour thirty minutes and Unit 4 is a two hour exam.
Homework is set regularly and students should be expected to produce essays at least once a fortnight.
No specialist equipment needed. Students will be provided with textbooks set to the exam specification for the AS and A2 courses.
Students should try to keep up to date with current affairs. There are numerous A-level revision websites and many good sociological clips posted on YouTube. The school subscribes to the Sociology Review A-level magazines, which are available to the students in U41 and in the school library.
Supporting your child’s progress
Parents can support their child’s progress by discussing current affairs and social issues with their child.