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Sociology AS/A2 Level at ARK Globe Academy

Course description

Year One (AS)

Unit 1: Families and Households.

You will study the relationship of the family to the wider society, the wide range of contemporary families and changing relationships within the family.

Unit 2: Education and Sociological Methods.

You will study the history of the education system and contemporary issues such as the development of student subcultures, teacher/pupil relationships and the different educational achievement of social groups by social class, gender and ethnicity. In addition you will study the range of research methods used by sociologists to examine both the education system and wider society.

Year Two (A2)

Unit 3: Global Development.

The nature of development and under-development and the cultural, political and economic relationships between societies. You will study key issues such as the role of aid and trade and issues relating to urbanisation, industrialisation and the environment.

Unit 4: Crime and Deviance: Theory and Methods.

You will examine different explanations of crime, deviance, power and social control and societal reaction to crime. You will also study the different methods used to research aspects of crime and deviance. You will explicitly study the theoretical basis of methodology.


Course content

See above.

Entry requirements

B at GCSE in English Language and a Humanities subject.


All Units are assessed through external exams.

Future opportunities

AS/A Level Sociology at C or above can lead to a wide range of degree courses. As Sociology broadens your understanding of the world and develops your analytical skills set it is applicable to most degrees ranging from law to International relations.

Employment opportunities will be enhanced as this subject develops both your critical skills and knowledge.


How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact ARK Globe Academy directly.

Last updated date: 01 May 2015

Key information

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