St Mary's Catholic College, Wallasey

St Mary's Catholic College
A Voluntary Aided Academy


A/S Sociology in more detail

Integral elements

All the following topics are brought together

Core themes

Two core themes run through all of the topics studied:

But these are not discreet topics; the themes are applied as threads running through the each major topic areas. The central focus is on UK society today, with consideration given to comparative dimensions where relevant, including the siting of UK society within its globalised context.


Education with Methods in Context

You will be studying Education and Research Methods. You will be doing your own research, which you can comment on in the exam. You will learn a critical awareness of contemporary social processes and change, and draw together the knowledge, understanding and skills learnt in different aspects of the course.

You will explore:

Families and Households

This Includes:

A/S Examinations

There are two A/S Sociology examinations. All questions are compulsory

Paper 1



Applying material from Item B and your own knowledge of research methods, evaluate the strengths and limitations of using (*a research method*) to investigate (*and issue in education*)... (20 marks)

Paper 2

RESEARCH METHODS (two compulsory questions)