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Sociology A-Level at Chase High School

Course description

We’ll expect you to be able to complete regular homework tasks and to study independently, reading around the subject area to improve your understanding of yourself and your place in the world. Along the way you’ll develop analytical skills that will stand you in good stead for any future study or employment.

Course content

In this two-year course, you’ll take four exams: two for the AS level and two for the A2 level. Each exam carries a 25% weighting. At AS level, you’ll look at three aspects of contemporary British society and examine how they are inextricably linked, while the second unit looks at the family and its changing nature. Embedded in these units is the theoretical basis of sociology and research methodology.

At A2 level, you’ll explore the trends and patterns of crime and discover how crime and deviance can be constructed within society. We also examine some solutions to the problem of crime. The second A2 unit builds on the knowledge gained in the AS units: you’ll study and explain patterns of inequality in contemporary Britain.

AS – Exploring socialisation, culture & identity and the sociology of the family

  • Unit 1 – Socialisation, culture and identity
  • Unit 2 – Sociology of the family

A2 – Power & control and exploring social inequality & difference

  • Unit 3 – Crime and deviance
  • Unit 4 – Inequality and power

Entry requirements

5 x GCSEs at Grades A*-C, including English and Maths or an equivalent Level 2 BTEC, with GCSE English and Maths

Future opportunities

You could choose to study subjects such as sociology, social policy and criminology at college or university. Ultimately, this subject will prepare you for entry into a variety of careers, from social research or civil service work to teaching and policing.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Chase High School directly.

Last updated date: 08 July 2015
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