AS and A Level Sociology Course Content – At a Glance

 As and first year A level course content at a glance – what’s below probably hasn’t cut and paste too well – if you want the pretty version, along with a whole load of other useful information, you can find it in this AS and A Level Student Handbook

(Related Posts – Core Themes in A Level Sociology)

AS Sociology and First Year A Level Content at a Glance

 

Paper 7191 (1) 90 minutes Paper 7191 (2) – 90 minutes
Education Methods Applied to Education Research Methods Families and Households
1.           Perspectives on Education

 

2.           In school process and education

 

3.           Education Policies

 

4.           Social Class and Education

 

5.           Gender and Education

 

6.           Ethnicity and Education

 

Any of the research methods to the right applied to any aspect of education – e.g.

 

•        Why boys are more likely to be excluded than girls

 

•        Why white working class boys underachieve

 

•        Exploring whether teachers have ‘ideal pupils’ – whether they label certain groups of pupils favourably?

 

•        Looking at whether the curriculum is ethnocentric (racist/ homophobic)

 

•        Examining how ‘gender identities’ enhance or hinder children’s ability to learn

 

 

1.      Introduction to Research Methods – Basic types of method and key terms

 

2.      The Factors Affecting Choice of Research Method – Theoretical, Ethical and Practical Factors

 

3.      Secondary Quantitative Data – Official Statistics

 

4.      Secondary Qualitative Data – Public and Private Documents

 

5.      Experiments – Field and Laboratory

 

6.      Interviews – Structured, Unstructured and Semi-Structured

 

7.          Observational Methods – Cover and Overt Participant and Non-Participant Observation

1.   Perspectives

 

2.   Marriage and Divorce

 

3.   Family Diversity

 

4.   Power and Equality in Domestic Relationships

 

5.   Childhood

 

6.   Social Policies

 

7.   Demography

 

Second Year A Level – At a Glance

 

Assessed on A Level Paper 2

(along with the family)

Assessed on A Level Paper 3 (along with Theory and Methods) Assessed on A Level Paper 1 (along with education) and Paper 3 (along with Crime and Deviance)
Global Development Crime and Deviance Theory and Methods
 

1.            Globalisation and its consequences

 

2.            The problems of defining and measuring development and underdevelopment

 

3.            Different theories of development, underdevelopment and global inequality

 

4.            Aid and trade and their impact on development

 

5.            The role of transnational corporations, nongovernmental organisations and international agencies in local and global strategies for development.

 

6.            Development in relation to industrialisation and urbanization

 

7.            Work, employment, education and health as aspects of development

 

8.            War and Conflict in relation to development

 

9.            Gender and Development

 

10.         Population and Consumption in relation to development

 

11.         The Environment and Development

 

1.            Crime statistics

2.            Locality and Crime

3.            The media and crime

4.            Consensus based theories – Functionalism; Social control’ theory; Strain theory and Sub cultural theory

5.            The Traditional Marxist perspective on crime

6.            Labeling Theory and The New Criminology

7.            Left- Realist and Right-Realist Criminology

8.            Post-Modernism, Late-Modernism and Crime (Social change and crime)

9.            Methods of controlling crime – the role of the community, policing and punishment

10.         Ethnicity and Crime

11.         Gender and crime

12.         Social Class, and crime

13.         Age and crime

14.         Victimology – Why are some people more likely to be criminals than others

15.         Global crime, State crime and Environmental crime (Green crime)

16.         The Sociology of Suicide

 

 

 

Theories

 

1.            Positivism and Interpretivism

 

2.            Is Sociology a science?

 

3.            Can Sociology be value free?

 

4.            Functionalism

 

5.            Marxism

 

6.            Feminism

 

7.            Interactionism

 

8.            Post Modernism

 

9.            Sociology and social policy

 

Research Methods

 

·                     The Factors Affecting Choice of Research Method – Theoretical, Ethical and Practical Factors

 

·                     Secondary Quantitative Data – Official Statistics

 

·                     Secondary Qualitative Data – Public and Private Documents

 

·                     Experiments – Field and Laboratory

 

·                     Interviews – Structured, Unstructured and Semi-Structured

 

·                     Observational Methods – Cover and Overt Participant and Non-Participant Observation

 

 

Any of the research methods to the right applied to any aspect of crime

 

 

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