Sociology Information Guide
If you are:
…then Sociology is for you!
Sociology is a very popular subject, and lessons involve lots of debate, group work and discussions. You’ll be looking at issues such as: why is the world so unequal? How do we create our identities? What is happening to families and childhood in the 21st Century? What impact have digital technologies had on our lives and relationships? How should society deal with crime?
OCR A Level Sociology is a 2 year course, and is assessed by
written exams only. There is no coursework option available.
We will cover the following units:
1a Socialisation, Culture & Identity
1b Families & Relationships
2a Research Methods
2b Researching Social Inequalities
3a Globalisation & the Digital Social World
3b Crime & Deviance
Unit Type of Assessment
1 Socialisation, Culture 90 minute written exam –
& Identity Families & Relationships set and marked by OCR
2 Understanding Social Inequalities 135 minute written exam –
set and marked by OCR
3 Globalisation & the Digital 135 minute written exam –
Social World Crime & Deviance set and marked by OCR
All exams are taken at the end of the second year
Careers – Sociology can lead to careers in social work, counselling, teaching, police, probation, Law, nursing, midwifery, journalism, PR, advertising, politics…in fact, anything that involves understanding people and society!
Skills – Sociology will teach you how to think, how to argue and how to understand and present information clearly. These are skills which all employers and universities want.