Key Stage 5
OCR Examination Board.
Year 12 Autumn Term (new specification)
Socialisation, Culture and Identity : What is culture including all key concepts. What is socialisation? This includes an understanding of primary and secondary socialisation, the agencies of socialisation, formal and informal social control. What is identity? This includes definitions of identity and how it is created. We also study aspects of identity including ethnicity, nationality, gender, social class, sexuality, age and disability.
Youth subcultures: How and why are youth culture and subculture formed? Theoretical views of the role and formation of youth culture and subculture. Why do young people participate in deviant subcultures.
Researching and understanding social inequalities :
The relationship between theory and method. The main stages of the research process. Understanding social inequality and difference in relation to gender and social class.
Students will have controlled assessments after each topic which will be graded according to the exam board criteria. They will sit an AS examination at the end of year 12 which examines two components of the new specification.
Year 13 Autumn Term (old specification)
Crime and Deviance Module.
In this option, candidates explore issues of power and control through a detailed study of crime and deviance. The social construction of crime and deviance are emphasised and the role of agencies of social control and the law are explored. It aims to give an overview of different theoretical approaches to the study of crime and deviance.
It explores the following five key issues:
1. The definition and measurement of crime and deviance
2. Trends, patterns and explanations of crime and deviance
3. Patterns and explanations of victimisation
4. The role of agents of social control in the construction of crime and deviance
5. Solutions to the problem of crime.
The students will have controlled assessments after each topic which will take the form of a timed essay based on past exams. These will be graded according to the exam board criteria.
Students will have two exam papers which will be examined in June