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Sociology AS Level and A Level at Mayflower High School

Course description

Many students enjoy the challenge of a new subject that they have not studied at GCSE level. Sociology looks at many issues that you will probably not have come across or thought about before. It attempts to understand how society works, the relationships between people and why we behave as we do.You will be given the opportunity for developing analytical and evaluation skills while considering different points of view in relation to how society operates.

Course content

What will I study at AS Level?

For the one-year AS Level qualification, you will study the following:

• Families and Households - explanation of family patterns;

• Education - the role of the education system and why some groups achieve more than others;

• Sociological Methods - methods used by sociologists to collect and analyse data.

What will I study at A Level?

For the two-year A Level course, you will study the following:

• Families and Households - explanation of family patterns;

• Education - the role of the education system and why some groups achieve more than others;

• Sociological Methods - methods used by sociologists to collect and analyse data;

• Crime and Deviance - different explanations of the patterns and reasons for crime in society;

• Beliefs in Society - the significance of religion and religiosity in the contemporary world;

• Theory and Methods - underlying theoretical issues and debates, and related methods of research.

Entry requirements

CAPS of 40 points plus a Grade B in English Language at GCSE.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Mayflower High School directly.

Last updated date: 06 September 2016

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