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Sociology AS/A2 at The Highcrest Academy

Course description

Sociology is the study of society, its institutions and the social behaviour of groups of people. Sociology is a social science, using scientific methods of investigation.  It offers insights into social and cultural issues.  It helps you develop a critical approach to such issues as culture, identity, poverty and crime.  Sociology will provide you with a better understanding of the forces at work in society which influence the experiences and opportunities of groups and individuals.

Who Will Enjoy Sociology?Do you ?
  • Look around you and wonder why our society is structured as it is?
  • See groups with more opportunities than others and wonder why?
  • Wonder why people in other cultures behave differently from people in Britain?
Are you?
  • Happy to do independent research?
  • Confident in expressing you opinion?
  • Good at listening to the opinions of others?
  • Able to express your ideas clearly in writing?

If you can answer yes to each of these questions then you will enjoy Sociology.

If you are looking for a subject where there are straight-forward, simple answers, where you can just sit back and let the teacher do all the work, where you will not be faced with contradictory ideas, then you will most definitely not enjoy Sociology.

Entry requirements

Students must have achieved 5 A*-C grades including Maths & English at a C or above and at least a B in that subject at GCSE.  For subjects not studied at GCSE, 5 A-C with English and Maths is required.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Highcrest Academy directly.

Last updated date: 02 March 2018
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Key information

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

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