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Sociology A Level at Ralph Allen School

Course description

Sociology offers a fascinating insight into the social world that we all inhabit. It enables us to understand the structure and dynamics of society, and their intricate connections to patterns of human behaviour and individual life changes. It examines the ways in which forms of social structure -- groups, organizations, communities, social categories (such as class, gender, age, or race) - and various social institutions (such as kinship, economic, political, or religious) affect human attitudes, actions and opportunities.

Course content

Unit 1 – Education with Methods in Context
eg. How do teachers stereotype pupils? 90 minute exam, year 1

Unit 2 – Families and Households and Research Methods
e.g. What are the causes of single parenthood? 90 minute
exam, year 1

Unit 3 - Beliefs in Society
Is Britain a secularised society? 2 hour exam, year 2

Unit 4 – Crime & Deviance, Theory & Method

How reliable and valid are official crime statistics? 2 hour exam,
year 2

AS marks at the end of year 1 are not included in the full A level
award. The full A level involves completing 3 x 2 hour exams at
the end of the 2 year course.

Entry requirements

4 GCSEs at Grade 9-6. GCSE English Language/Literature Grade 5 or equivalent in a subject that demonstrates essay writing skills e.g. History, Philosophy & Ethics.

Assessment

4 GCSEs at Grade 9-6. GCSE English Language/Literature Grade 5 or equivalent in a subject that demonstrates essay writing skills e.g. History, Philosophy & Ethics.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 30 January 2018

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