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Sociology AS level at Malmesbury School

Course description

Topics Covered:

Families and Households.
An analysis of the family relationship to the social structure and social change including changing patterns of marriage, child bearing, childhood and gender roles.

Education and Sociological Methods
An examination of the role and purposes of education and investigation of the causes of differential achievement.  How do Sociologists do Research. The application of research methods to the study of Education.

Theory and Research

Students investigate various research methodologies and the theories that support them.


Paper 1: Education with Methods in Context

  • 1 hour 30 minutes written exam
  • 60 marks
  • 50% of AS level

Paper 2: Research Methods and Topics in Sociology

  • 1 hour 30 minutes written exam
  • 60 marks
  • 50% of AS level



How to apply

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

Last updated date: 07 September 2016

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 year