We are delighted to announce that Sociology will be added to the Queen Anne's Sixth Form curriculum for September 2022.
A Level Sociology
Sociology is a pertinent subject for the 21st Century as we seek to understand ourselves and our place within an ever-changing societal landscape.
Studying sociology A Level builds analytical skills and fosters critical awareness of social processes and social change. The central focus of the AQA A Level specification is understanding society and so brings an opportunity to delve into the Social, Moral, Spiritual and Cultural Values that define life in contemporary UK. Studying Sociology A-level allows for greater insight into the ways in which societies function and as such opens up a wide range of career paths in areas such as welfare, education, social research, police and community work and local and central government. Skills gained from studying the A-level include critical analysis, evaluation, research design and data analysis.
If you choose to study sociology A Level you will begin to understand more about your own motivations and behaviours, gaining a wide range of valuable skills that can be applied to almost any career. The course has been designed to build on skills developed in the sciences and humanities and to be suited to all students regardless of whether or not they have studied the subject before.
Syllabus - AQA 7192
All students will follow the linear A Level AQA Sociology syllabus. This A Level is entirely exam-based with no coursework component and students will be required to sit three, equally weighted, examination papers at the end of two-years of studying the course.
- Paper 1 - Education with Theory and Methods (2 hour, written examination - 33.3%)
- Paper 2 - Topics in Sociology (2 hour, written examination - 33.3%)
- Paper 3 - Crime and Deviance with Theory and Methods (2 hour, written examination - 33.3%)