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AS Level Sociology (AQA)

AS Level Sociology

Dates Available

  • Week 1: Monday 25 March – Friday 29 March
  • Week 2: Monday 1 April – Friday 5 April
  • Week 3: Monday 8 April – Friday 12 April

Boards

AQA 7191

Length of Course

20 hours

Times

9am to 1pm daily

Students are required to sit two compulsory units in order to achieve the AS qualification. The topics to be covered will be based on demand on a first-come-first-served basis. Sufficient material will be covered in the revision course while taking into account the needs of individual students.

Attention will be focused on the key assessment objectives of the examination and students will be helped to develop both their understanding of the key sociological issues and their examination technique. The topics for revision are listed below.

Education with Methods in Context

Education

Different explanations of the role played by the educational system in society and of the differential educational achievement of social groups based on social class gender
and ethnicity; education policy since 1945 to the present day is also analysed to put into perspective the structure of the education system today.

This topic goes on to examine the research methods used by sociologists studying education and the number of issues involved. The strengths and limitations of
different quantitative and qualitative methods are considered as are the various sources of data; the theoretical, practical and ethical considerations that guide research are also examined.

Sociological Methods

The strengths and limitations of different quantitative and qualitative methods and sources of data; the distinction between primary and secondary data; the relationship between positivism, interpretivism and sociological methods; the nature of ‘social facts’; the theoretical, practical and ethical considerations influencing choice of topic and method of research.

Topics in Sociology

Families and Households

Different conceptions of the relationships of the family to the social structure; changes in family roles and household structure; changing patterns of marriage, cohabitation, separation, divorce and child bearing; the nature and extent of changes within the family including demographic trends.

N.B. We will be focusing on these topics only

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