Sociology

Sociology is a challenging and stimulating subject at Westminster Tutors, and students gain valuable insights into issues around culture, identity, religion, childhood, crime and social power.

Sociology

The study of sociology involves the observation and explanation of human behaviour alongside political and social change throughout the history of human life. Students learn to develop skills relating to using evidence to support arguments, investigating facts and using deduction.

Specification

Although we offer all exam boards as our courses are individually designed, our chosen specification is AQA Sociology (7191 and 7192).



Course Outline

Compulsory Content

Education with Theory and Methods
  • Education
  • Methods in Context
  • Theory and Methods
Research Methods
  • Research Methods
Crime and Deviance with Theory and Methods
  • Crime and Deviance
  • Theory and Methods


Optional Content

Topics in Sociology

Option 1
  • Culture and Identity
  • Families and Households
  • Healthy
  • Work, Poverty and Welfare
Option 2
  • Beliefs in Society
  • Global Development
  • The Media
  • Stratification and Differentiation


Assessment

AS level

Paper 1: Education with Methods in Context
  • Assessment of compulsory content 1.1 and 1.2
  • 60 marks
  • 1 hour 30 minutes written paper
  • 50% of total AS level
Paper 2: Research Methods and Topics in Sociology
  • Assessment of compulsory content 2.1 and one topic from option 1
  • 60 marks
  • 1 hour 30 minutes written paper
  • 50% of total AS level

A level

Paper 1: Education with Theory and Methods
  • Assessment of compulsory content 1.1-1.3
  • 80 marks
  • 2 hours written paper
  • 33.3% of total A level
Paper 2: Topics in Sociology
  • Assessment of one topic from each of the two options
  • 80 marks
  • 2 hours written paper
  • 33.3% of total A level
Paper 3: Crime and Deviance with Theory and Methods
  • Assessment of compulsory content 3.1 and 3.2
  • 80 marks
  • 2 hours written paper
  • 33.3% of total A level


Tutors

  • Sean Scoltock BA MPhil