Sociology AS/A2 Level at Holte School
Sociology is the study of human society and behaviour. Sociology challenges and breaks down common sense assumptions and offers scientific and sociological explanations of human behaviour.
The course allows you the opportunity to apply sociology to an analysis of contemporary societies and to your own experience. Sociology is a subject which can be controversial and challenging and is a subject for students who are interested in the world locally, nationally and globally.
The Two-Unit AS
The Advanced Subsidiary GCE is both a ‘stand-alone’ qualification and also the first half of the corresponding Advanced GCE. It is made up of two mandatory units, which are externally assessed and form 50% of the corresponding four-unit Advanced GCE. The AS specification focuses on the themes of socialisation, culture and identity.
The Four-Unit Advanced GCE
Advanced GCE is made up of two mandatory units at AS and two further units at A2. These A2 units are also externally assessed.
The Advanced GCE specification also focuses on the themes of power, control and social stratification.
Unit 1 - Culture & Socialisation
Units 2 - Family
Unit 3 - Crime & Deviance
Unit 4 - Social Inequality & Difference
5 GCSE’s grade A*-C including English and Mathematics.
Year 1 - AS
Unit 1 - (25%) 1 hour written examination
Unit 2 - (25%) 1 hour examination
Year 2 - A2
Unit 3 - (25%) 1 hour written examination
Unit 4 - (25%) 2 hour written examination
Sociology has universal acceptance as a qualification for entry into higher education and professional careers including: education, social work, journalism, caring professions and law.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Holte School directly.