Sociology

CONTACT

Head of Social Science Faculty

Mrs J Edge  

jedge@lymmhigh.org.uk

Head of Sociology

Mrs J Wagstaff     

jwagstaff@lymmhigh.org.uk

Overview

This two year A level course provides an introduction to a range of areas of sociological interest, examining the role of institutions in society, inequality, discrimination and power relationships.  Students will learn how to conduct sociological research, using a variety of methods such as interviews and questionnaires.  The course also offers an insight into many current social issues, giving you the chance to explore the contributions of sociology to the real world, in fields such as criminology and education.  During year 1 students will focus specifically on The Family, Education and Research Methods.  Further to this, during year 2, students will focus specifically on the Mass Media and Crime and Deviance. Theory and methods will be considered throughout the course. All students will follow a linear Advanced Level sitting 3 examinations at the end of year 2.

Year 12

Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

Family and Households

Research Methods

Education

Family and Households

Research Methods

Education

Exam preparation and finishing off of topics.

Year 13

Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

Mass Media

Crime and Deviance with Theory and Methods.

Mass Media

Crime and Deviance with Theory and Methods.

Mass Media

Crime and Deviance with Theory and Methods.

Homework

Homework will take the form of exam questions, note taking and research tasks.  Such tasks are designed to enhance and consolidate the learning from lessons and to prepare students for University.

Other Useful Information

It is really useful that students read newspapers and watch the news regularly as we make reference to this in lessons.

The AQA website is also very useful for past paper questions and mark schemes.

www.aqa.co.uk

www.bbc.co.uk

Assessment:

In Year 1 students’ sit an assessment 3 weeks from starting the course to ensure that the course is suitable for them.

All students will sit ongoing assessments in Year 1 on Year 2 of their advanced level which will be approximately every 6 weeks. All students will sit mock examinations in Year 1 and Year 2.

External examinations will be at the end of Year 2 and all students will sit 3 examinations.

 

5 ways I can help my son/daughter

1

Ask them about what they have learnt during their lessons.

2

Read through work and their files.

3

Look at their monitoring booklet regularly.

4

Ensure they have good attendance.

5

Encourage them to be independent learners.