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Sociology A-Level at The Ockendon Academy & Studio School

Course description

Students will study the work and methodologies of one influential theatre practitioner (individual or companies) in Year 12 and two theatre practitioners in Year 13.



Course content

Sociology allows you to debate and discuss the society in which you live. It encourages you to learn about social issues such as poverty, racism and social conflict that affects your life and the lives of others. Sociology aims to challenge stereotypical ways of thinking and to present alternative explanations for social problems.


· Sociological theories - Functionalism, Marxism, Social Action theory and Feminism

· Culture and Identity - different conceptions of culture, including mass cultures and subcultures in relation to identity

· Education - Analysing the achievement of pupils according to social class, ethnicity and gender

· Sociological Research Methods - discovering how sociologists collect data. Evaluating research methods such as questionnaires and participant observation

· Crime and Deviance  - the causes of and solutions to crime

· Beliefs in Society - The role and impact of religion and ideology on society.

· Mass media—The role of the media and how it impacts society

· Role of values including education with methods in context



Entry requirements

GCSE English Language grade 4 or above.





Students will take three equally weighted two hour exams at the end of Year 13:

Education, topics in Sociology, Crime and Deviance.

Exams are a mix of short answer questions and extended writing.



Future opportunities

· Nursing          

· Education      

· Childcare

· Law

· Journalism

· Police

· Criminology.



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: 06 October 2017
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