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Sociology at Sleaford Joint Sixth form

Course description

Topic and Assessment
Assessment is by external examination, two of which will take place in Year 12, and two in Year 13. There is no coursework.
AS Unit 1 - Culture and Identity; Families and Households; Wealth, Poverty and Welfare.
AS Unit 2 - Education; Health; Sociological Methods
A2 Unit 3 - Beliefs in Society; Global Development; Mass Media; Power and Politics.
A2 Unit 4 - Crime and Deviance; Stratification and Differentiation Theory and Methods


A variety of skills are needed in lessons, and we cover many of the following:

* Note taking from ‘lecture style’ lessons;

* Discussions of issues arising from analysis of theorists, and current affairs;

* Seminars, in which the student teaches the rest of the group, and gives points for discussion;

* Working in small groups, researching an issue ready for presentation;

* Writing timed essays;

* Watching videos, for up-to-date information on current affairs, and issues under discussion.

Private Study

Students are expected to do much work outside of the classroom, ranging from writing course essays, to note taking, or research. They are asked to do the following:

* Write up and expand on notes made in class;

* Prepare and write essays and talks;
* Read around the subjects/topics being studied e.g. using textbooks, programmes such as Panorama, and readingquality newspapers;

* Discuss topics with the teacher, before reporting back to the class, if necessary;

* Use the library, for access to a wider range of material on CD-ROM or from books.

Each candidate is equipped with a copy of M. Haralambos, Sociology: Themes and Perspectives. They also have access to:

* Sociology – A Giddens

* Essential Articles – Carell Press

* Sociology: An Interactive Approach – Jorgensen et al. These are all located in the library, along with numerous single copies of other sociology textbooks.

Entry requirements

The minimum entry requirements for Level 3 programmes and grade B or above in English Language.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Sleaford Joint Sixth form directly.

Last updated date: 30 May 2014

Key information

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