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SOCIOLOGY GCE A2 LEVEL (AQA) at Durham Johnston Comprehensive School

Course description

A2 Level units Unit 3: Beliefs in Society: Different theories of ideology and religion, Religious organisations, Significance of religion, Relationships between different social groups and religious organisations and movements. Global Development: Different theories of development, Globalisation, Role of transnational corporations, Development in relation to industrialisation, Urbanisation, The Environment, War and conflict, Education, Health, Gender and population change as aspects of development. Unit 4: Crime and Deviance: The causes of crime. Perspectives on crime and deviance. Corporate and white collar crime. Crime statistics – how useful are they? Theory and Methods: This involves re-examining the material covered in Unit 2 plus issues such as: - values and objectives - the nature of social ‘facts’ - is Sociology a Science? -‘structural’ v ‘action’ approaches to Sociology - ‘consensus’ v ‘conflict’ approaches to Sociology Theory and Methods

Entry requirements

At least grade D in AS Sociology

Future opportunities

Social work, management, administration, the police service and teaching - in fact any area where dealing with people is important and for many other careers. A pass in Sociology is evidence of the candidate’s ability to write clearly, think analytically and to cope with a large amount of information. You could take this course with other advanced level courses to prepare for higher education in one or more of the Social Sciences such as Sociology, Development Studies, Anthropology or more general higher education courses. With further training, you could go into a job related to Sociology and people such as a Social Worker, Teacher, Social Researcher or a more general position working within the Social Services. The course will also help you develop the skills, understanding and knowledge that many employers across lots of industries are looking for, especially in the health and social care sectors. You could take this course with other advanced level courses to prepare for higher education in one or more of the Social Sciences such as Sociology, Development Studies, Anthropology or more general higher education courses. With further training, you could go into a job related to Sociology and people such as a Social Worker, Teacher, Social Researcher or a more general position working within the Social Services. The course will also help you develop the skills, understanding and knowledge that many employers across lots of industries are looking for, especially in the health and social care sectors.

Further information

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How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Durham Johnston Comprehensive School directly.

Last updated date: 18 May 2015

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 year

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