AS/A Level Sociology
OCR's AS and A GCE courses focus on contemporary society. They are designed to encourage the development of critical and reflective thinking with a respect for social diversity and to encourage an awareness of the importance of social structure and social action in explaining social issues. Candidates are encouraged to develop their own sociological awareness through active engagement with the contemporary social world.
These specifications are designed to provide candidates with an introduction to sociology that emphasises contemporary social processes and social changes whilst also encouraging an ethos of critical enquiry within candidates, encouraging them to explore the social world and to reflect on their own social experiences.
Modules and Assessment
The Two-Unit 'AS'
The Four-Unit Advanced GCE
No prior knowledge of Sociology is required to study either AS or A2 Sociology but it is recommended that candidates have at least a Grade 'C' in English.