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Sociology AS A2 at Thomas Becket Catholic School

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The course Sociology is a popular, stimulating and challenging subject that may be loosely defined as the study of human behaviour. Whilst addressing a number of central social issues and raising their awareness of current affairs, students will develop essay writing skills and an ability to answer data response questions. During the course the following skills will be highlighted and developed:ü      Use of evidenceü      Communicationü      Group workü      Decision makingü      Debatingü      PresentationThe types of issue studied include:ü      Genderü      Ethnicityü      Age and class in relation to:       EducationThe familyCrime and devianceMediaStratificationReligionPovertyPoliticsAs well as questioning sociologists methods of research.

Entry requirements

Motivated students with an interest and enthusiasm for current affairs, who also have four Grade C’s or above would be suited to the course.


 To get a certificate for Advanced Subsidiary (AS), you will need to have studied and been assessed on 3 AS units. To get a certificate for Advanced GCE, you will need to have studied and been assessed on the 3 AS units, plus 3 further units, known as A2 units, making a total of 6 units. All modules are assessed by means of one final examination that are equally weighted. The AS units of work you will study involve the following: v     Mass mediav     Familyv     Educationv     Wealthv     Poverty and welfarev     Theory and methods     The A2 units of work you will study involve the following: v     Politicsv     Religionv     Crime and deviancev     Healthv     Stratificationv     Theory and methods

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Thomas Becket Catholic School directly.

Last updated date: 26 May 2015
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