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Sociology at Ormiston Sir Stanley Matthews Academy (Blurton)

Course description


Unit 1: Families and Households

Unit 2: Education with research methods

A Level:

Unit 3: Mass Media

Unit 4: Crime and deviance with Theory and Methods

Course content

Unit 1:

-Families and households

-The changing family structure



-The changing status of children


Unit 2:

-The role of education

-Gender and education

-Ethnicity and education

-Teacher/pupils relationships

-Research methods


Unit 3:


-Popular culture


Selection and significance of the media


Unit 4:

-Crime control

-Patterns and trends of crime

Entry requirements

5 GCSE grades A*-C including English and Maths PLUS grade C in Sociology. If individual qualifications differ, please contact Mrs Wilcox to discuss.


Component 1 - Education and methods in context

- Written exam paper

- 1 hour 30 minutes

- 50% of AS


Component 2 - Research methods and Families and Households

- Written exam paper

- 1 hour and 30 minutes

- 50% of AS



Financial information

Bursary applications are means tested

Future opportunities

-Social work








Further information

Very content based. Must be confident at structuring and completing written assignments.


All courses are subject to availability and viable numbers

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Ormiston Sir Stanley Matthews Academy (Blurton) directly.

Last updated date: 08 October 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September

Contact details

    • Contact name:
    • Donna Wilcox
    • Contact telephone number:
    • 01782 882249
    • Email address: