May 24, 2018

Sociology and Psychology A Level

A Level Sociology

Exam board: Eduqas  – 3 terminal examinations

Unit 1 Socialisation and Culture

Section A of the component is compulsory and focuses on the key concepts and processes of cultural transmission, including socialisation and the acquisition of identity.

Section B of the component develops the compulsory key concepts and processes through detailed study of families

Section C also develops knowledge and understanding of socialisation, identity and Culture within the education system. This section of the component also includes consideration of social differentiation, power and stratification within education.

Unit 2 Methods of Sociological Enquiry

Learners will be required to:

Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of a range of methods and sources of data; demonstrate their ability to apply their knowledge and understanding of research methods;  demonstrate their ability to design, analyse and evaluate their own research design; use examples from contemporary sociological research to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of relevant sociological concepts and key methodological issues.


Unit 3

This component focuses on the theme of social differentiation, power and Stratification

Section A

Learners will examine evidence and examples of areas of inequality related to social class, gender, ethnicity and age in the contemporary UK;

  • changing patterns of inequality including the distribution of income, wealth and social mobility in the contemporary UK
  • theories and explanations for inequality and stratification related to social class,gender, ethnicity, age, for example functionalist, New Right, Marxist, neo-Marxist,Weberian, neo-Weberian, feminist, postmodernist and theories of racism.

Section B

This section focuses on the theme of power, issues of social order and social control studied through Crime and Deviance.