Key Stage 4 Course Information Page
Course Name : GCSE Sociology (AQA)
What is the qualification?
One full GCSE awarded at grades 9 – 1
What will I be doing on the course? How will it be structured?
This course consists of two Units:
- Studying Society
- Crime and Deviance
- Mass Media
- Social Inequality
Underpinning the whole course is your ability to be able to explain these concepts using a range of perspectives e.g. Marxism, feminism, functionalism.
The table below indicates the school terms in which the assessments will take place:
|Autumn Term||Spring Term||Summer Term|
|Year 11||Unit 1
What skills do I need to develop to be successful at this course?
You must be able to:
- accurately select and communicate a range of knowledge;
- apply appropriate concepts, terms and theories effectively in a range of contexts.
- analyse links between structures, processes and issues.
- identify, explain and evaluate the use of a range of appropriate methods, sources, information and data to address a question or issue.
What could I use this qualification for?
Sociology is seen as a valuable grounding by sixth form colleges and employers because you will study a wide range of topics that raise awareness of different people, cultures and views. This qualification will prepare you for a number of professions particularly those involved in working with people including law, teaching, journalism, human resources, medicine, sociology and management.