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Sociology

Subject Leader: Mrs E. Rivière-Price

KS5

GCE Advanced Level Sociology

Exam Board: OCR
Level: 3

Course Overview

There is no coursework for pupils, all units are assessed by an exam each.

Unit 1-Introducing socialisation, culture and identity

  • Themes development through the topic of the media

Unit 2 – Research methods and Researching social inequalities

  • Section A – introduction to range of methods, sources of data and factors influencing the design of sociological research
  • Section B – Understanding social inequalities

Unit 3 Globalisation and the digital world (to be taught in Year 2)

  • This unit has 3 options where one must be chosen:
  • Religion, Belief, Crime

Assessment: 100% examination.

 

Sixth Form Provision

OCR GCE Advanced Level Sociology

Unit 1-Introducing socialisation, culture and identity

  • Themes development through the topics of families and relationships
     

Unit 2 – Research methods and Researching social inequalities

  • Section A – introduction to range of methods, sources of data and factors influencing the design of sociological research
  • Section B – Understanding social inequalities
     

Unit 3 Globalisation and the digital world (to be taught in Year 2)
This unit has 3 options where one must be chosen:

  • Crime and deviance
  • Education
  • Religion, belief and faith

 

Useful Website Links:

Sociology
Education Forum  
S-Cool A-Level Revision
Sociology with Miss Robinson

 

Suggested Revision Guides and Books:

Sociology A level for OCR book 1 Written by K.Roberts, P.Taylor, S. Brisbane, N. Ali, S. Chapman, J. Jacobs-Roth (Hodder Education)
Sociology student guide A level year 1, Researching and understanding inequalities written by S. Chapman (Hodder Education) 
Sociology A level for OCR book 2 Written by K.Roberts, P.Taylor, S. Brisbane, L. Pountney (Hodder Education)
OCR A level sociology: my revision notes written by S. Chapman (Hodder Education)

OSL and Extra-Curricular Activities:


A Level revision will take place lunch times and after school throughout the year