Sociology

GCSE


Unit 1: Studying Society; Education; Families (41901)

Written Paper – 1 hour 30 mins

90 marks – 50%


Three compulsory topic areas

  • Topic 1 – Studying Society
  • Topic 2 - Education
  • Topic 3 - Families

Unit 2: Crime and Deviance; Mass Media; Power; Social Inequality (41902)

Written Paper - 1 hour 30 mins

90 marks - 50%


Choose three topic areas from four options

  • Topic 1- Crime and Deviance
  • Topic 2 – Mass Media
  • Topic 3 - Power
  • Topic 4 – Social Inequality

AS

Compulsory content

  • Education
  • Methods in Context
  • Research Methods

Optional

  • Culture and Identity
  • Families and Households
  • Health
  • Work, Poverty and Welfare

Assessments


Paper 1

1 hour 30 minutes written exam

60 marks

50% of AS level Paper 1: Education


Paper 2

1 hour 30 minutes written exam

60 marks

50% of AS level with Methods in Context


A-level

Compulsory content

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

Optional


Topics in Sociology


Option 1


  • Culture and Identity
  • Families and Households
  • Health
  • Work, Poverty and Welfare


Option 2

  • Beliefs in Society
  • Global Development
  • The Media
  • Stratification and Differentiation

Assessments


Paper 1

2 hour written exam

80 marks

33.3% of A-level Paper 1


Paper 2

2 hour written exam

80 marks

33.3% of A-level Paper


Paper 3

2 hour written exam

80 marks

33.3% of A-level