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Kingswood Secondary Academy

Course Information

SCHEME OF WORK: GCE SOCIOLOGY AQA

YEAR 1 AS (7191); YEAR 2 A LEVEL (7192)

AS SPECIFICATION (YEAR 12)

Paper 1: Education With Methods in Context.

Exam Reference: 7191/1.

Teaching Time: 14 weeks.

Topics: Introduction to Education; Factors and Processes; Social Groups; Policy; Methods in Context.

Assessment: 1 hour 30 minutes external examination. 60 marks. 50% of AS.

Paper 2: Research Methods and Topics in Sociology.

Exam Reference: 7191/2

Chosen Topic: Families and Households.

Teaching Time: 13.5 weeks.

Topics: Perspectives and Policy; Changing Patterns in the Family; Gender Roles; Childhood; Demography; Exam Technique and Mocks.

Assessment: 1 hour 30 minutes external examination. 60 marks. 50% of AS.

A LEVEL SPECIFICATION (YEAR 13)

Paper 1: Education with Theory and Methods (Education; Methods in Context; Theory and Methods).

Exam Reference: 7192/1.

Topics: Introduction to Education; Factors and Processes; Social Groups; Policy; Methods in Context. Refresh from Year 12.

Assessment: 2 hours external examination. 80 marks. 33.3% of A Level.

Paper 2: Topics in Sociology.

Exam Reference: 7192/2.

Chosen Topics: Families and Households (Section A); Beliefs in Society (Section B).

Teaching Time: TBC.

Topics: Families and Households: Perspectives and Policy; Changing Patterns in the Family; Gender Roles; Childhood; Demography. Refresh from Year 12.

Beliefs in Society: Ideology, Science and Religion; Social Change and Stability; Religious Organisation; Social Groups; Religion in the Contemporary World.

Assessment: 2 hours external examination. 80 marks. 33.3% of A Level.

Paper 3: Crime and Deviance with Theory and Methods (Crime and Deviance; Theory and Methods).

Exam Reference: 7192/3

Teaching Time: TBC.

Topics: Crime and Deviance: Introduction to Crime and Deviance; Social Groups; Globalisation; Crime Control.

Theory and Methods: Types of Data; Sources of Data; PET considerations; issues with data (RRV); Consensus, Conflict and Social Action Theories; Modernity and Post Modernity; Is Sociology a Science?; The Relationship between Sociology and Social Policy.

Assessment: 2 hours external examination. 80 marks. 33.3% of A Level.