AS/A Level Sociology

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Teaching: Sep 2016
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Studying sociology must foster the development of critical and reflective thinking with a respect for social diversity. It must provide an awareness of the importance of social structure and social action in explaining social issues. Learners should be encouraged to develop their own sociological awareness through active engagement with the contemporary social world. The Eduqas AS & A level in Sociology encourages learners to: 

  • acquire knowledge and a critical understanding of contemporary social processes and social changes
  • appreciate the significance of theoretical and conceptual issues in sociological
  • understand and evaluate sociological methodology and a range of research methods through active involvement in the research process
  • develop skills that enable individuals to focus on their personal identity, roles and responsibilities within society develop a lifelong interest in social issues.

The emphasis on skills makes this specification an excellent vehicle for the development of transferable capabilities which could be utilised by the learner in both academic and professional arenas alike. Some questions will allow learners to respond in non-prescriptive ways, to develop and demonstrate their “sociological imagination” through their commentary on sociological theories and evidence.
This specification guides teachers and learners towards the acquisition of knowledge and understanding of key sociological issues and debates. It is designed to encourage the development of higher order skills such as analysis and evaluation. Learners will be challenged to demonstrate their ability to use their sociological knowledge appropriately in the context of the demands of the questions.

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