A-Level Sociology : AQA : Is the study of society, and the patterns of social behaviour which are learned when we are socialised into that society. Sociology suggests that individual action is culturally determined and socially constructed through accepted or enforced norms and values of behaviour. Sociology assesses the role of primary and secondary agents of socialisation, which reinforce or sanction our behaviour. Issues of gender, class, ethnicity, age and disability can play an essential role in determining our values and accepted norms of behaviour. We will study relevant research and sociological theory. We study compulsory subjects of education in year 12 and crime and deviance in year 13. We have chosen the topics culture and identity in year 12 and the mass media in year 13.
Unit 1 : Education & Sociological Methods in context (50%)
Unit 2 : Culture, Identity, Socialisation and Research Methods (50%)
Unit 3 : Mass Media
Unit 4 : Crime & Deviance / Theory & Method
Grade 5 or above in GCSE English and Grade 5 or above in an evaluation based subject e.g. History, Business Studies, RE,