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Sociology at The Blandford School

Course description

Sociology is the study of people in groups. Students study research that tries to understand and explain how society works and changes. They also learn how to carry out research themselves. Are you interested in:  How society is run  Why some people have more than others  How to get power  Theoretical debate  Designing questionnaires and surveys to research issues.

Course content

During the first year you will study: i) Youth and culture, including:  How identity is developed and the way peer groups can alter behaviour.  It examines the transition from childhood to the adult world and many students find this unit relevant to their life experiences. ii) Education, including:  Functions and types of school, class, gender and ethnic issues,  Differences in achievement and social policy. Research methods: including questionnaires, observation. During the second year course you will study:  Issues surrounding inequality  Crime.

Entry requirements

Standard entry requirement (5+ A*-C at GCSE inc. English).

Future opportunities

Leading to a career in:  Politics  Government research  Human resources  The youth service  The probation service  Journalism.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Blandford School directly.

Last updated date: 01 September 2016
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