Sociology AS at Bushey Meads School
To achieve the AS award you need to complete 2 units
Unit 1: Families and Households
This unit covers the relationship of the family to the society including:
- changing patterns of marriage, cohabitation, separation, divorce, child bearing and the
diversity of contemporary family, the nature and extent of changes within the family and
changes in the status of children in the family and society and demographic trends in the UK
since 1900 including reasons for changes in birth rates, death rates and family size.
Unit 2 :Education
This unit covers the role and purpose of education, including vocational education and training, in
contemporary society, differential educational achievement of social groups by social class,
gender and ethnicity in contemporary society and the relationships and processes within schools,
e.g. teacher/pupil relationships, pupil subculture and the organisation of teaching and learning.
You will need to have at least a grade C in English Language to take this course and an average points score of 40 (average of a C grade) in your top 8 GCSEs, as well as the enthusiasm, drive and ability to discover new forms of learning. An interest in the world around you and social issues relevant to everyday life will enable you to immediately engage with the topics.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Bushey Meads School directly.