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Sociology at Chellaston Academy

Course description

Sociology is a subject to be studied if you are
interested in social life. If you want to understand
what makes this or any other society possible;
or why most of us conform to rules and norms as
if they were fixed; or what lies behind everyday
interactions between individuals and groups, then
sociology may be for you. Sociology is about social
relationships. We try to understand how individuals
behave in groups/institutions like the family, school,
etc.In addition we try to identify the ways in which
membership of certain groups, over which the
individual may exercise very little control, exerts a
profound influence over his/her life. Sociology will
not give you all the answers but it will ask some very
interesting questions such as:
- Is the nuclear family (two adults, one point eight
children) universal?
- Does violence portrayed in the media influence the
way we behave in society?
- Why are boys underachieving at GCSE level
nationally?
- Who commits crime & why?
- Which research method is best to use for any given
topic of study?

Entry requirements

AS/A2 levels (2 years)
5 or more Grades at B or above, all of which
must come from separate courses.
In line with other institutions, we also expect
higher grade passes in Maths and English, in
order to access Level 3 courses.
To take Maths AS/A2, you must have at least
an A grade in order to take up the course
In the larger, on-line prospectus there are
entry requirements for each subject. In general,

at least a B grade is required to take
a subject at AS/A2 level

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Chellaston Academy directly.

Last updated date: 04 July 2014

Key information

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

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