Presentation on theme: "Sociology AS/A2 at High Storrs School Sociology is the study of human social behaviour."— Presentation transcript:
Sociology AS/A2 at High Storrs School Sociology is the study of human social behaviour.
The sociologist is interested in all social behaviour – work, leisure, education, family life, politics, religion, crime and deviance etc Sociologists are interested in WHAT behaviour there is, and WHY it is happening.
Example… Crime and deviance: What types of crime are happening in the UK? Are some crimes on the increase? Do some crimes occur in certain cities, or parts of cities? Who are the criminals? Why are certain crimes rising or falling? Why do people commit crime – is it linked to their age, culture, gender? Is it because of a feeling of relative deprivation?
Example 2 Why are there fewer women in prison? Is it because…. 1.Judges are too kind 2.Women commit less crime 3.Women are socialised with dolls and boys with guns 4.Women have too many responsibilities to risk getting caught
This information produced from research can be used to inform decision-making in central and local government. This may lead, for example, to new policies on how to deal with crime.
Specification: AQA 1191 / 2191 AS Module 1 (1 hour written exam)* Families & Households; AS Module 2 (2 hour written exam) Education; Sociological Methods
A2 A2 Module 3 (1 hour 30 mins written exam) Beliefs in Society; A2 Module 4 (2 hour written exam) Crime & Deviance; Theory & Methods
How is it assessed? AS: Unit 1 – 1 hour exam (20% of A2) AS: Unit 2 – 2 hour exam (30% of A2) A2: Unit 3 – 1 hour 30 mins exam (20% of A2) A3: Unit 4 – 2 hour exam (30% of A2) No coursework!
What careers can Sociology lead to? Journalism, politics, local and central government, management, law, social work, police, teaching and lecturing, social research, couselling and other professional occupations.