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Sociology at City of Norwich School

Course description

Course details:

Unit 1: Families and HouseholdsYou study different types of households and major sociological shifts and trends.
Unit 2 (A): Education

This unit examines the purposes of the education system and how the issues of social disadvantage affect levels of achievement.

Unit 2 (B): Methods
This involves an examination of the different sociological methods.

Unit 3:
Power and Politics
This involves an examination of contemporary power structures and the unequal distribution of social influence within society.
Beliefs in Society
You explore contemporary beliefs that people hold including religion and science and how these beliefs affect social change.
Mass Media
This examines the content and effect of all forms of modern communication on audiences in society.
(N.B. Not all topics will necessarily be taught)


Unit 4 (A): Crime and Deviance
Here you will examine behaviour in society, including why and how certain groups commit crime or deviate from ‘normal’ behaviours.

Unit 4 (B): Theory and Methods
This unit looks at a range of sociological theories that have been considered and their relationship with methods.

Where does Sociology lead you?

Sociology is a useful subject for those people who have an interest in society and can be used in a multitude of career options after further or higher education. It has applications for anyone hoping to go into the caring, legal, financial, teaching, business management, personnel and media professions, to name but a few.

Entry requirements

A minimum requirement of 3 x A*-B and 3 x A*-C grades at GCSE including English and Mathematics to study 4 A’ levels. A minimum requirement of 5 x A*-C grades at GCSE including English and Mathematics to study 3 A’ levels with directed time. A minimum requirement of a B grade in English Language or Mathematics GCSE for students who wish to study English Literature and Further Mathematics respectively. Other Level 2 qualifications are not accepted as GCSE equivalences.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact City of Norwich School directly.

Last updated date: 26 June 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 Years

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