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Sociology A level at Eckington School

Course description

Year 12 Sociology students will be studying the changing structure, organisation and role of the family within modern Britain, making links to the Industrial Revolution, and the development of theoretical and political movements such as Marxism and Feminism. There will also be an examination of changing demographic patterns and the impact of social policy. Students will also examine the nature and purpose of the education system, including the types of schools and the explanations surrounding the achievement of different social groups.

Year 13 Sociology students will build upon the knowledge and skills learned in year 12 by exploring issues surrounding beliefs systems, including science, ideology and religion; what is their purpose and/or relevance in todays modern world as well as the reasons why individuals are religious or not. The relationship between religion, science, conflict and consensus will also be explored.

Students will then move to explore the synoptic element of the course which is crime and deviance they will draw on all their knowledge so far to try and explain who commits crime and why, the relationship between crime and social groups such as gender and age and finally to assess the effectiveness of crime reduction strategies. As with year 12 research methods will span both units with a specific focus on the ideas surrounding the sociological theory and debates of sociology being a science.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Eckington School directly.

Last updated date: 13 September 2016

Key information

  • Start date: Next September

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