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Sociology

Syllabus Title: Sociology

 Examination Board: 7191 QA

Assessment Outline:100% Written Exam (no coursework)

Content includes: Education and research methods, Families and Households, The Media and Crime and Deviance.

Paper 1 - Education with Theory and Methods

This unit looks at eduction over time and the National Curriculum. it looks at pupil identity, teacher stereotyping and the Halo effect. It also considers inequalities in the classroom and social class. 

Assessed - 2-hour exam based on a series of short answer and extended writing, 50 marks. Methods in context extended writing 20 marks and theory and methods extended writing 10 marks. (80 marks in total)  and is worth 33.3% of the overall A' Level grade. 

Paper 2 - Topics in Sociology

This unit will look at the complexity of Families and Households. It will consider childhood and how it has changed over time; how the nuclear family has changed into different family structures such as same sex families. The unit also looks at how legislation and the Welfare State has changed family structures. 

Assessed - 2-hour exam based on  extended writing, section A 40 marks and Section  40 marks. (80 marks in total)  and is worth 33.3% of the overall A' Level grade. 

Paper 3 - Crime and Deviance

This unit will look at Crime and Deviance and is the most popular topic of students. It will consider how social control and crime rates have changed over time and how the criminal justice system works. 

Assessed - 2-hour exam based on  short-answer and extended writing.  (80 marks in total)  and is worth 33.3% of the overall A' Level grade.