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Sociology - AS/A2 Level at Northampton College

Course description

Sociology is the study of human relationships and institutions and the impact of these things on human behaviour. It explores the ways in which human beings build societies and the effect these societies in turn have on human beings.Unit 1 (Year One) – Socialisation, Culture & Identity:This unit introduces students to some of the key themes in Sociology e.g. the role and significance of external influences on human behaviour; the role and formation of culture; the social construction of an individual's identity.Unit 2 (Year One) – Researching Social InequalitiesIntroduces students to the sociological research process: How sociologists research the social world – and applying these methods to the study of social inequality in the UK.Unit 3 (Year Two) – Crime & DevianceExploring ways in which crime and deviance are defined, measured and explained. Students will investigate and evaluate laws, policies and studies relating to crime and deviance.Unit 4 (Year Two) – Globalisation and the Digital WorldExploring the development of digital communication in a global society and how this has impacted human relationships, social inequality and has contributed to conflict and change around the world.

Course content

This subject forms part of the full-time A level programme.

Entry requirements

5 GCSEs at Grade C or above including GCSE English and Mathematics.


The course is assessed through written examinations.

Further information

You will need to buy the recommended text books.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Northampton College directly.

Last updated date: 11 October 2016
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