George Salter Academy

George Salter Academy in West Bromwich, Sandwell, is a mixed comprehensive school for 11 to 16 year olds.

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Sociology

GCE AS and A Level

A Level Sociology offers students the opportunity to study a range of sociological perspectives and issues relevant to society such as the family, education and religious beliefs. The course features a variety of relevant and contemporary themes helping to inspire engaging classroom discussion and prepares students for the wider world. Students will also gain core skills such as critical thinking, application and analysis. These are skills sought after by higher education and employers.

Exam board/specification

AQA 2190

Entry requirements

Minimum of a grade B in English Language

Progression routes from this course

Sociology students can move into a variety of careers: law, travel, advertising, human resources, diplomacy, publishing, journalism, the media, teaching, counselling, civil service, charity work, social work, police and care professions.

AS Modules/Units

  • Education and methods in context
  • Research methods and families and households

AS Assessment

  • Education and methods in context: Written paper: 1 hr 30 mins - Weighting: 50% of total AS Level marks
  • Research methods and families and households: Written paper: 1 hr 30 mins - Weighting: 50% of total AS Level marks

AS Exam results 2016

  • 75% A-C
  • 100% A-E

 

A2 Modules/Units

  • Crime and deviance
  • Theory and methods
  • Beliefs in society

A2 Assessment

  • Education with theory and methods in context: Written paper: 2 hr - Weighting: 33.3% of total A-level marks
  • Families and households and beliefs in society: Written paper: 2 hr - Weighting: 33.3% of total A Level marks
  • Crime and deviance with theory and methods: Written paper: 2 hr - Weighting: 33.3% of total A Level marks

A2 Exam results 2016

  • 87.5% A-C
  • 100% A-E

 

 

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