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Sociology at Notre Dame High School

Course description

Sociology is taught at AS and A level.

Sociology is a subject that encourages students to both increase their awareness of and develop a critical approach to the social world in which we live. Students will be introduced to key concepts and theories within sociology and will learn to evaluate, for example, the function of education, the role, nature and importance of culture and identity and the nature of crime and deviance through these concepts and theories. Students will be encouraged to develop their understanding of sociology through a mixture of theoretical and practical tasks.

Students who study Sociology at AS Level will complete modules in the Sociology of Education, Sociology of Culture and Identity and will also study a module on Research Methods that looks at the techniques used by sociologists to study the social world. Sociology at A2 will involve students studying modules in the Sociology of Crime and Deviance and the Sociology of Belief Systems as well as developing a further understanding of Theory and Methods.

As well as building a sound knowledge base in the above areas students will also be encouraged to develop a critical approach to understanding the social world, good communication skills, appropriate writing skills for the social sciences as well as the confidence in communicating ideas to a wider audience.

How is it assessed?

The course is assessed by two examinations at the end of AS and a further two examinations at the end of the A2 course.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Notre Dame High School directly.

Last updated date: 02 July 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years