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Sociology AS & A Level at Richard Huish College

Course description

Sociology is an exciting, dynamic subject that will develop your understanding of people and how they are affected by the world in which they live. The study of A Level Sociology will focus on contemporary society. You will be encouraged to develop your own sociological awareness through active engagement with the contemporary social world. You will develop your critical and analytical skills in relation to everyday life. It will challenge your common sense and ‘taken for granted’ assumptions.

Course content

You will study concepts and theoretical issues through three components:

  • Socialisation and culture understanding the processes of cultural transmission, socialisation and the acquisition of identity.
  • Methods of sociological enquiry demonstrating knowledge of research methods and their relationship to theory.
  • Power and stratification where you will study themes applied to areas in society such as families and households, education and crime and deviance.

Entry requirements

Standard college entry requirements: 5 GCSEs at grade C or above, including Maths and English Language

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We are always looking for potential residential trips that give the students the opportunity to develop and apply their Sociological knowledge and skills. In recent years we have been to Prague, Budapest, Venice, and Berlin.

Future opportunities

Many Sociology graduates work in the public sector in a social or welfare role; others go into the private sector. Employers include local and central government, industry, commerce, the NHS, education authorities, further and higher education, and charitable, counselling and voluntary organisations.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 15 November 2016
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    • Huish is situated on the edge of parkland overlooking fields and hills, about ten minutes walk from the town centre.

      Huish is committed to encouraging you to travel to college by cycle, public transport or car sharing where possible. There is a cycle path to the College taking you to Vivary Park so that you don’t have to walk or cycle with the traffic along South Road. It takes about 15 minutes to walk to college from the bus station but many of the buses students use come directly to the campus.