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A Level Sociology at Chiltern Hills Academy

Course description

Year 1 AS Level

Exploring socialisation, culture and identity

You will learn about the relationship between the individual and society, as well as the various identities that make up the individual e.g. gender, ethnicity, class and nationality. You will also be introduced to the basic tools you need to carry out social research and will learn how to evaluate the design of a piece of research. You will be assessed by an examination for this unit.

Topics in socialism, culture and identity

You will learn about the important influences on an individual’s behaviour, such as the family, health, religion and youth culture. You will be assessed by an examination for this unit.

Year 2 A2 Level

Power and control

This unit builds upon the work done at AS by studying two areas of social life where power and control is a key issue. These areas could be from the following: crime and deviance, education, mass media, protocol and politics.

Explaining social inequality and difference

This unit brings together everything by studying the major issue of social inequality and difference. Issues such as gender, ethnicity, class, work and wealth and poverty will be studied. You will also investigate sociological research on social inequality and difference.

Entry requirements

It would have been helpful to have studied a subject such as English or History at GCSE where you would have been able to practise writing essays. A grade B or above is needed in English to follow this course.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 27 August 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years