Sociology - Year 13

Overview

The course followed is AQA Sociology (teaching from September 2015)

http://filestore.aqa.org.uk/resources/sociology/specifications/AQA-7191-7192-SP-2015.PDF


Course Content


Autumn Term

Media

Crime and Deviance


Spring Term


Crime and Deviance

Theory and Methods


Summer Term


Revision


Homework


* Students will be set regular homework to reinforce and consolidate learning from lessons.

* Homework tasks will include; research tasks, essay preparation, completion of past paper questions, extended reading and revision tasks. 

* Students should be spending 5 hours of time outside lessons on Sociology work. The class teacher may suggest activities and guide the students in their independent work, but this will not always be set by the teacher. There is an expectation that students read more widely about the subject during this time. The students should also regularly be going over their notes from class taken in their workbooks and consolidating those in their chosen form (e.g. flash cards, mind maps, Cornell notes, etc) after every lesson where appropriate.


Assessment

* Students will complete internal summative assessments at the end of each topic through a written examination using questions from AQA past papers (at least once per half term).

* Students will be externally assessed at the end of Year 13 through three 2 hour examinations set by the AQA exam board.


All student assessment will be assessed using the following assessment criteria:

AO1: Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of: • sociological theories, concepts and evidence • sociological research methods.  

AO2: Apply sociological theories, concepts, evidence and research methods to a range of issues. 

AO3: Analyse and evaluate sociological theories, concepts, evidence and research methods in order to: • present arguments • make judgements • draw conclusions.


Useful Links and Information

* All resources used with the students can be found on the Google Classroom.

* Students should regularly be going over their notes from class taken in their workbooks and consolidating those in their chosen form (e.g. flash cards, mind maps, Cornell notes, etc).


To support learning students can go to the following websites:

http://filestore.aqa.org.uk/resources/sociology/AQA-7191-7192-RL.PDF

https://www.tutor2u.net/sociology