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Sociology AS/A2 Level at Huish Episcopi Science College

Course description

The word Sociology literally means the study of society. People reflect and evaluate the conditions in which they live, be it through painting, literature, philosophy or religion. Sociology gives us the opportunity to delve into the maze that is human society, question assumptions and begin to understand the world that surrounds us. It involves studying human beings and their patterns of behaviour.

Sociology therefore relates to all students and provides a springboard for thoughts about group behaviours and individual behaviour. Our vision is that the study of Sociology will help our students to become more aware of the way society operates and gives students the freedom to evaluate and question the social structures within it. You are encouraged to develop your own sociological awareness through an active engagement with the contemporary social world.

Course content

See above.

Entry requirements

You will require a GCSE pass in English Language at grade C or above. We will consider other candidates on an individual basis.


Unit 1: Families and Households. (40%) of AS.
Unit 2: Education and Research. 2 hour written exam (60%).
Unit 3: Beliefs in Society.
A study of the influence of religion in contemporary society. 1 hour 30 mins written exam (40%).
Unit 4: Crime and Deviance.
A study of the theories and control of crime in contemporary society. 2 hour written exam (60%).

Future opportunities

Studying Sociology can enable you to enter university to study a wide range of subjects ranging from Law, Media and Business Studies to Nursing, Education and Medicine.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 24 June 2015

Key information

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