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Sociology at Ysgol Llanhari

Course description

By studying Sociology you will come to understand society and what
happens within society. As well as studying the 'large' components of
society e.g. social class or the education system there is also an
emphasis on 'smaller' social groups e.g. criminals or members of
youth sub-cultures. This is a course that develops many important
skills. Research, studies and theories must be used to analyse and
explain what happens in society.

Course content

Advanced Subsidiary
Unit 1 – Acquiring Culture.
This unit provides an introduction to the subject and the process of
socialisation and culture. Within these themes the focus is on how
individual and group behaviour are learned and reinforced.
One of the three following options will be studied in detail
Family and Culture, Youth Culture or Community and Culture.
Unit 2 - Understanding Culture.
a) Whilst studying this unit students will develop a deeper
understanding of how certain structures affect individuals.

One or two of the following are studied: Education, Y Cyfryngau,
b) Social Research Methods


Advanced Level – the above must be studied along with the
Unit 3 – Understanding Power and Control.
The key theme to understanding this unit is the nature of social
One of the following are studied: Crime and Deviance, Politics,
Unit 4 – Understanding Social Divisions.
a) Students will be expected to use knowledge and understanding of
the previous units in order to complete the unit successfully. One of
the following will be studied – World Sociology or Social Inequality
b) Social Research Methods

Entry requirements

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Unit 1 - Examination 1 hr - January Yr. 12
Unit 2 - Examination 1½ hr - May Yr. 12
Unit 3 - Examination 1 ½ hr - June Yr. 13
Unit 4 – Examination 2 hr – June Yr.13

Future opportunities

Most universities offer degree courses in Sociology and/or related
subjects e.g. criminology, social policy. Studying the subject can
provide a solid foundation for further study and training within a
wide variety of fields e.g. law, nursing, politics, social work, teaching,
working in industry etc.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Ysgol Llanhari directly.

Last updated date: 31 July 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September