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A Level Sociology BLOCK A at Northfleet School for Girls

Course description

This is a course for those who have
an interest in understanding the
society through the study of two
of its main institutions: education
and family. Students will need to
easily answer essay type questions
and learn the specific terminology
of sociology. They will also have
to revise regularly to ensure
the understanding of previous
knowledge.

Course content

Family
- Core concepts: Socialisation,
Culture and Identity
- Relationship between Family,
Social Structure & Social Change
- Changing Patterns of Family
- Nature & Extent of Changes,
Gender Roles, Division of Labour
- Childhood
- Demographic Trends
Education
- Role and Purpose of Education
- Differential Educational
Achievement of Social Groups by
Class, Gender and Ethnicity
- Significance of Educational
Policies
- Application of Sociological
- Research Methods
Media
- Selection and Presentation of the
News
- Ownership and Control
- Media Representations
- Audience Affect Models
Crime and Deviance
- Social Class, Gender and Ethnicity
- Corporate, Green Crimes
- Functionalists Strain and
Subcultural Theories

Entry requirements

• 5 GCSEs at Grade 4-9
• English Lang Grade 4
• Grade 5 at GCSE
English Literature

Assessment

Timed Essays
Knowledge Tests
Glossary Tests
Mock Exams
Homework
Independent Research Project
AS End of Year assessments: 2
external exams
A2 End of Year assessments: 3
external exams (cumulative of AS
and A2 content)

Future opportunities

A Level Sociology equips students
for careers in: Marketing, HR,
Research, Local or Central
Government; careers that involve
skills of analysis and presenting
balanced arguements.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 16 November 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September

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