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Sociology AS Level at Monkseaton High School

Course description

Within the Education and Methods unit you will undertake the study of Education and how it has changed. You will also examine why some social groups such as girls and the middle class do better than others within education. As part of this unit, you will also study the research methods sociologists use and the strengths and limitations of such techniques.

As part of the Families and Households topic you will learn about trends within family life in the UK, such as marriage and divorce rates. You will explore different theoretical perspectives on the Family such as Marxism and Feminism and will discuss the emergence of childhood.

Key Skills

  • Independent study skills to consolidate learning
  • Communication skills, including ICT
  • Problem solving skills
  • Analysis, Interpretation and Evaluation
  • Literacy and Numeracy
  • Ability to work with others

Entry requirements

Students must have 5 GCSE grades A*-C/9-5 or above, including English.


Two papers at the end of year 12 will make up an independent AS qualifi cation. Both are 90 minutes.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 28 November 2017

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 year