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An award winning sixth-form college in the heart of Central London offering a wide range of GCSE and A-Level courses

The quality of the curriculum, teaching and learners' achievements is excellent

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Albemarle Independent College, 18 Dunraven Street, Mayfair, London W1K 7FE


AS Course Outline

"Sociology is the art of examining society as if it were a glass onion. The layers are peeled to reveal the true society we live in."


Who Should Study AS Sociology?

Sociology suits students who question the nature of everything in society. As we grow up, we are told by others how society is organised. Sociology reveals these 'truths' as assumptions. Sociology is the tool we need to give us genuine 20/20 vision to unearth the way society has been really created.

What Topics and Questions Will I Study In AS Sociology?

What Challenges Will I Face In AS Sociology?

What Careers Can Sociology Lead To?

Sociology is highly respected by employers and can help towards these careers:

SOCIOLOGY (Eduqas) AS Specification

Component One
120 Minutes
120 Marks
70% of AS Exam

Available in May

Socialisation and Culture

Section A - 15 marks
One structured question on the theme of socialisation, culture and identity.

Section B - 50 marks
families and households
Each option includes a compulsory question and a choice between two essay questions.

Section C - 55 marks
Each option includes a compulsory question.

Component Two
75 Minutes
50 Marks
30% of AS Exam

Available in May

Methods of Sociological Enquiry

One Compulsory Question.
This will be based on stimulus material that will be a synopsis of sociological research.

Structure of the Course
This course will be taught for 5x 1hour lessons per week. Homework will be set weekly and deadlines must be adhered to. Reading of textbooks and sociological coverage in broadsheet newspapers is essential.

Course Textbook
WJEC/EDUQAS Sociology for AS and Year 1 ISBN 978-1-908682-74-1

Science in Society AS

Introductory Summer Reading
One of the issues we study in Unit 1 is how multi-national corporations, like Disney, treat children around the world. Disney had a reputation for being a child-friendly company. However in Sociology we look at how companies like Disney treat children in less developed countries, where they are employed as young as 14 to work beyond the legal maximum of 36 hours per month.

Research this article from The Guardian (27.08.11) and create a poster of how Disney employees are treated in China. aug/27/disney-factory-sweatshop -suicide-claims?INTCMP=SRCH

Further Reading
Housewife Anne Oakley ISBN 9780140135237
No Logo Naomi Klein ISBN 9780006530404