AS and A Level: Sociology at Loughborough College
Sociology is primarily the study of social structures. It looks at institutions such as the education system, the criminal justice system, and the mass media. Sociologists have developed numerous theories about how people are organised within these structures and the various ways in which much of what compiles our daily lives is, in fact, socially engineered.
Key concepts within the study of sociology are the emergence and development of feminism, the stratification of society by class, ethnicity, age, and gender, and the role of government legislation and social policy. The subject also incorporates sociological methodology and the consideration and application of a diversity of theoretical perspectives.
- Education and Research Methods: This includes differential achievement according to gender, class and ethnic group, educational reforms, and research methods.
- Families and Households: This includes family diversity, childhood, demographics, marriage and divorce, housework, and major sociological theories.
- Research Methods
- Mass Media: This includes how the news is socially constructed, audience effects and violence in the media, as well as media portrayals and stereotypes.
- Crime and Deviance, with Research Methods: This involves official crime statistics and why some people commit more crime than others. More research methods and theories.
- GCSE English Language at grade 4
- All Loughborough Sixth Form College courses have minimum entry requirements of at least five GCSEs at grade C/4 or above, including English Language and Maths.
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