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A Level Sociology AS at Slough and Eton Church of England Business and Enterprise College

Course description

Imagine that you had been switched with another infant at birth. How different would your life be? What if your accidental family was very poor or very rich? How might this have affected the schools you attended, the health care you received, the possibilities for your future career? If you had been raised in a different religion, how would this have affected your beliefs, values, and attitudes? Taking a greater leap, what if you had been born another sex or a different race? What would you be like now?

We are talking about changing the basic facts of your life—your family, social class, education, religion, sex, and race. Each has major consequences for who you are and how you will fare in life. These factors play a major part in writing your life script. Social location (meaning one's place in society) establishes the limits and possibilities of a life.

This course is designed to offer students the opportunity to gain a critical understanding of the society in which they live. Throughout the course, students study the sociological perspectives surrounding social behavior, cultures and learn how people's interactions shape their societies.

Students study from a range of topics, including the Family, Mass Media, Crime and Deviance, Education and research techniques.

The course offers a suitable foundation for progression into higher education, in a wide range of social science, humanities or vocational subjects. Students may also progress into vocational training or employment in various occupations, including social work, social care, journalism, business administration and management.

Entry requirements

Previous study of the subject is not essential.

5 A* - C including Mathematics with English Language at grade B.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Slough and Eton Church of England Business and Enterprise College directly.

Last updated date: 28 August 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years