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This specification requires students to:

  • draw on information and evidence from different sources and demonstrate the ability to synthesise them
  • analyse and evaluate different research methods used in sociological investigations and assess, critically, the appropriateness of their use
  • analyse and evaluate information and evidence presented in different written, visual and numerical forms
  • apply their understanding to explore and debate the current sociological issues outlined in each of the topic areas
  • use sociological theories and evidence to compare and contrast social issues, construct reasoned arguments and debates, make substantiated judgements and draw conclusions
  • draw connections between the different topic areas studied.