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Sociology at Langley Park School for Boys

Course description

Sociology is the study of the factors and influences that shape both groups and individuals within society. The course is based upon four units of study. The following information is a list of those units.

Year 12
Unit 1: Exploring Socialisation, Culture and Identity. A look at the formation of culture,the process of socialisation, the role of socialisation in the creation of identities and exploring the research process.
Unit 2: Topics in Socialisation, Culture and Identity. A study of youth and society, including key concepts such as the construction of youth and sub-cultures, key trends and how the concept of youth has changed over the past 30 years.

Year 13
Unit 3: Power and Control: A study of crime and deviance including trends and explanations of crime and deviance, victimisation, the role of agents of social control in the construction of crime and deviance and solutions to the problem of crime.
Unit 4: Exploring Social Inequality and Difference: Inequality and difference by the study of gender, class, ethnicity and age. Plus exploring sociological research on social inequality and difference through practical concerns and theoretical issues.

Entry requirements

A good standard of written English is essential, plus an interest and an ability to talk about current affairs is useful. No previous knowledge of the subject is necessary but students should however possess a grade B in a Humanities subject such as Geography, Religious Studies orHistory.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Langley Park School for Boys directly.

Last updated date: 12 May 2017
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Key information

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