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Sociology AS A2 at The Rushden Community College

Course content

The course involves a great deal of active learning. You will find it enjoyable and stimulating and you will be expected to participate fully in discussions and research. The course covers: The nature of Sociology; In-depth study of subject areas like the family, health, education, deviance and crime, class gender, ethnicity, religion; The methods of research that Sociologists apply to their studies.

Entry requirements

5 GCSE grades C or above.


AS - There are two examinations. A2 - There are two examinations plus. AS one year, A2 two years.

Further information

Student Comments: `A word of caution - it requires a lot of hard work and commitment`. `Sociology is an eye-opening subject. It covers a range of topics so there will always be something that interests you`. `It involves class discussion and debates as well as learning from books. There is a wide variety of topics to study and you are never bored`. `It encourages you to think. It is an excellent subject choice - it deepens our understanding of the society we live in. I enjoy Sociology because I like discussion`. `It will enable you to learn a valuable new skill - critical analysis`. `Sociology is not for someone who is narrow-minded`.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Rushden Community College directly.

Last updated date: 26 May 2015
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