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Sociology at Belper School and Sixth Form Centre

Course description

A level Sociology (AQA) gives students the opportunity to question the nature of society and the inequalities therein.

Assessment

AS

In the AS course, students study two modules. Throughout the course students will become familiar with different sociological theories.  The first one focuses on Education.  Students will investigate reasons given for inequalities in educational success/failure, considering the effects of social policy, relationships within the system and outside factors.  Students will learn the methods sociologists use to find out this information and have the opportunity to carry out primary research themselves.  The second module covers Families and Households, focusing on changing patterns of marriage and divorce, gender roles in the family, changes in childhood and demographic changes, such as family size and migration.

AS Assessment

100% assessment – 2 exams

A Level

In the A Level course, as well as the AS topics, students will study Crime and Deviance with Theory and Methods.  Students will investigate the social distribution of crime in terms of gender, class and ethnicity.  They will examine issues such as green crime and human rights.  A key feature of this unit is crime control and surveillance. In the A level course, as well as the AS topics, students will study Crime and Deviance with Theory and Methods.  Students will investigate the social distribution of crime in terms of gender, class and ethnicity.  They will examine issues such as green crime and human rights.  A key feature of this unit is crime control and surveillance.  Students will also study The Media.  They will learn about the relationship between media ownership and control of the media, to what extent our behaviour is affected by the media and the importance of new media as a source of information in contemporary society.

A Level Assessment

3 exams

Future opportunities

Leading to a career in:

– Politics
– Law
– Media
– Journalism
– Education
– Social Work
– Research

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Belper School and Sixth Form Centre directly.

Last updated date: 17 October 2016

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 Years

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