Sociology – Key Stage 5

Year 12

Half TermTopics to be coveredKey skills covered
Autumn HT 1AS Level Sociology- Paper 2:

‘Culture and Identity

Students are expected to be familiar with sociological explanations of the following content:
1. Different conceptions of culture, including subculture, mass culture, folk culture, high and low culture, popular culture and global culture
2. The socialisation process and the role of the agencies of socialisation
3. The self, identity and difference as both socially caused and socially constructed
4. The relationship of identity to age, disability, ethnicity, gender, nationality, sexuality and social class in contemporary society
5. The relationship of identity to production, consumption and globalisation.
Students will be able to use sociological keywords effectively

Students will develop exam skills (essay writing) to get them ready for paper 2

1. AO1 : Recall, select and communicate knowledge and understanding of social structures, processes and issues
2. AO2 :Apply knowledge and understanding in a range of contexts both familiar and unfamiliar
3. AO3: Select, interpret, analyse and evaluate information from different sources
Autumn HT 2AS Level Sociology- Paper 2:
‘Culture and Identity (WITH RESEARCH METHODS)

Students must examine the following areas:
1. Quantitative and qualitative methods of research; research design
2. Sources of data, including questionnaires, interviews, participant and non-participant observation, experiments, documents and official statistics
3. The distinction between primary and secondary data, and between quantitative and qualitative data
4. The relationship between positivism, interpretivism and sociological methods; the nature of ‘social facts’
5. The theoretical, practical and ethical considerations influencing choice of topic, choice of method(s) and the conduct of research.
Students will be able to use sociological keywords effectively

Students will develop exam skills (essay writing) to get them ready for paper 2

1. AO1 : Recall, select and communicate knowledge and understanding of social structures, processes and issues
2. AO2 :Apply knowledge and understanding in a range of contexts both familiar and unfamiliar
3. AO3: Select, interpret, analyse and evaluate information from different sources

(MOCK EXAM – JANUARY 2017)
Spring HT 1AS Level Sociology- Paper 1:
‘Education with research methods in context’

Students must examine the following areas:
1. Quantitative and qualitative methods of research; research design
2. Sources of data, including questionnaires, interviews, participant and non-participant observation, experiments, documents and official statistics
3. The distinction between primary and secondary data, and between quantitative and qualitative data
4. The relationship between positivism, interpretivism and sociological methods; the nature of ‘social facts’
5. The theoretical, practical and ethical considerations influencing choice of topic, choice of method(s) and the conduct of research.
Students will be able to use sociological keywords effectively

Students will develop exam skills (essay writing) to get them ready for paper 1

1. AO1 : Recall, select and communicate knowledge and understanding of social structures, processes and issues
2. AO2 :Apply knowledge and understanding in a range of contexts both familiar and unfamiliar
3. AO3: Select, interpret, analyse and evaluate information from different sources
Spring HT 2AS Level Sociology- Paper 1:
‘Education with research methods in context’

1. Students are expected to be familiar with sociological explanations of the following content:
2. The role and functions of the education system, including its relationship to the economy and to class structure
3. Differential educational achievement of social groups by social class, gender and ethnicity in contemporary society
4. Relationships and processes within schools, with particular reference to teacher/pupil relationships, pupil identities and subcultures, the hidden curriculum, and the organisation of teaching and learning
5. The significance of educational policies, including policies of selection, marketisation and privatisation, and policies to achieve greater equality of opportunity or outcome, for an understanding of the structure, role, impact and experience of and access to education; the impact of globalisation on educational policy.
Students will be able to use sociological keywords effectively

Students will develop exam skills (essay writing) to get them ready for paper 1

1. AO1 : Recall, select and communicate knowledge and understanding of social structures, processes and issues
2. AO2 :Apply knowledge and understanding in a range of contexts both familiar and unfamiliar
3. AO3: Select, interpret, analyse and evaluate information from different sources
Summer HT 1AS Level Sociology- Paper 1:
‘Education with research methods in context’ AND REVISION (BOTH PAPERS)

1. The significance of educational policies, including policies of selection, marketisation and privatisation, and policies to achieve greater equality of opportunity or outcome, for an understanding of the structure, role, impact and experience of and access to education; the impact of globalisation on educational policy.

REVISION (RECAP PAPER 1)
REVISION (RECAP PAPER 2)
EXAM DATES: Tuesday 16th May 2017 (Paper 1)/ Tuesday 23rd May 2017 (Paper 2)

Students will be able to use sociological keywords effectively

Students will develop exam skills (essay writing) to get them ready for paper 1 & 2

1. AO1 : Recall, select and communicate knowledge and understanding of social structures, processes and issues
2. AO2 :Apply knowledge and understanding in a range of contexts both familiar and unfamiliar
3. AO3: Select, interpret, analyse and evaluate information from different sources
Summer HT 2A-Level Sociology- Paper 3:
‘Crime and Deviance with Theory and Methods’

Students must examine the following areas:
1. Quantitative and qualitative methods of research; research design
2. Sources of data, including questionnaires, interviews, participant and non-participant observation, experiments, documents and official statistics
3. The distinction between primary and secondary data, and between quantitative and qualitative data
4. The relationship between positivism, interpretivism and sociological methods; the nature of ‘social facts’
5. The theoretical, practical and ethical considerations influencing choice of topic, choice of method(s) and the conduct of research
6. Consensus, conflict, structural and social action theories
7. The concepts of modernity and post-modernity in relation to sociological theory
8. The nature of science and the extent to which Sociology can be regarded as scientific
9. The relationship between theory and methods
10. Debates about subjectivity, objectivity and value freedom
11. The relationship between Sociology and social policy.
Students will be able to use sociological keywords effectively

Students will develop exam skills (essay writing) to get them ready for paper 3

1. AO1 : Recall, select and communicate knowledge and understanding of social structures, processes and issues
2. AO2 :Apply knowledge and understanding in a range of contexts both familiar and unfamiliar
3. AO3: Select, interpret, analyse and evaluate information from different sources