A-Level Sociology (AQA) Revision Notes


Revision guide for AQA Sociology AS and A-Level Papers, including staightforward study notes, independent study booklets, and past paper questions and answers. Fully updated for the summer 2021 term.

  • Paper 1: Education with Methods in Context

  • 1 hour 30 minutes written exam (60 marks)
  • Education: short answer and extended writing, 40 marks
  • Methods in Context: extended writing, 20 marks

  • Paper 2: Research Methods and Topics in Sociology

  • 1 hour 30 minutes written exam (60 marks)

Section A: Research Methods

  • Short answer and extended writing (20 marks)

Section B: Topics in Sociology

  • Short answer and extended writing (40 marks)
  • Topic choice: (i) Culture and Identity; Families and Households, (iii) Health, (iv) Work, Poverty and Welfare; (v) Beliefs in Society, (vi) Global Development, (vii) The Media, (viii) Stratifcation and Differentiation
  • Topic areas in relation to the two core themes (socialisation, culture and identity; and social differentiation, power and stratification)

Families and Households

Beliefs in Society

Global Development

  • Paper 3: Crime and Deviance with Theory and Methods

  • 2 hours written exam (80 marks)
  • Crime and Deviance: short answer and extended writing (50 marks)
  • Theory and Methods: extended writing (30 marks)

Crime and Deviance

Theory and Methods:

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