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SOCIOLOGY GCE AS LEVEL (AQA) at Durham Johnston Comprehensive School

Course description

AS Level units Unit 1: Families and Households: Perspectives on the family. Divorce. Changes in family structure and the impact of social policy on the family. Wealth, Poverty and Welfare: The definition and measurement of poverty. The causes of poverty. The impact of the Welfare State on poverty. The distribution of income and wealth. Unit 2: Education: Class, race, gender and educational achievement. The functions of education. The hidden curriculum. The impact of educational reforms. Sociological Methods: The main methods and sources used by sociologists and their relationship to theory, e.g. interviews, questionnaires and observation.

Entry requirements

See our website: www.durham-johnston.durham.sch.uk

Future opportunities

You could take this course to complement other advanced level courses or to prepare for the A2 part of an Advanced GCE in Sociology, which could lead you onto higher education in one or more of the Social Sciences such as Sociology, Development Studies, Anthropology or more general higher education courses. With further training, you could go into a job related to Sociology and people such as a Social Worker, Teacher, Social Researcher or a more general position working within the Social Services. You could also go straight into a job as the AS GCE is a recognised qualification that will help you develop the skills, understanding and knowledge that many employers across lots of industries are looking for, especially in the health and social care sectors. You could take this course to complement other advanced level courses or to prepare for the A2 part of an Advanced GCE in Sociology, which could lead you onto higher education in one or more of the Social Sciences such as Sociology, Development Studies, Anthropology or more general higher education courses. With further training, you could go into a job related to Sociology and people such as a Social Worker, Teacher, Social Researcher or a more general position working within the Social Services. You could also go straight into a job as the AS GCE is a recognised qualification that will help you develop the skills, understanding and knowledge that many employers across lots of industries are looking for, especially in the health and social care sectors.

Further information

To find out more about this qualification, contact us, ask your Connexions Personal Adviser or school/college careers staff.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Durham Johnston Comprehensive School directly.

Last updated date: 18 May 2015

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 year

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