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Sociology AS & A Level at John Leggott Sixth Form College

Course description

You will study social issues such as changes in the family unit, trends in education, religion and crime and deviance as well as learning how sociologists research these issues.

In the first year you will study:

Component One:

  • Socialisation and Culture: (Part 1)  How is culture transmitted to you? How do you develop your sense of identity? Why is culture so diverse and how has our idea of culture changed?
  • Families and Households: (Part 2)  What is a family? How has the family changed over time? Is the Family in decline? What trends in marriage, divorce, birth and death rates can we identify?
  • Media: (Part 3)  What effect does the media have on its audience? Who owns the media and who controls the media? What patterns and trends are there in the way certain social groups are represented in the media?

In the second year you will study:

  • Methods of Sociological Enquiry: (Component Two)  How is sociological research undertaken by Sociologists? Why is sociological research important in measuring societal trends and changes?
  • Power and Stratification: (Component Three Section A)  Where is there inequality in our society? Why does inequality exist in our society? Does hierarchy still exist in our post-modern society? How is wealth distributed in the contemporary UK? 
  • Crime and Deviance: (Component Three Section B)  Who commits the most crime and why? In what way does the media have an influence on crime? What have governments done to combat a rising crime rate?

Entry requirements

GCSE English at grade C or above preferred. GCSE average 5.2 or above. 

Assessment

100% exams

Future opportunities

Many students progress to employment in areas such as law or social work or go on to study social sciences at a higher level.

Further information

You could study on sociology-related Open University courses, take part in a school experience or join the Debating Society or Sociology Society.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact John Leggott Sixth Form College directly.

Last updated date: 22 September 2016

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