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Sociology AS/A Level at Prendergast - Hilly Fields College

Course description

Sociology will engage students in theoretical debate while encouraging an active involvement with the research process.

It will foster a critical awareness of contemporary social processes and change, and draw together the knowledge, understanding and skills learnt in different aspects of the course.

Students are expected to be familiar with sociological explanations of the following content: the role and functions of the education system, differential educational achievement of social groups by social class, gender and ethnicity in contemporary society. Relationships and processes within schools, with particular reference to teacher/pupil relationships, pupil identities and subcultures, the hidden curriculum. The significance of educational policies, including policies of selection, marketisation and privatisation, and policies to achieve greater equality of opportunity or outcome

Course content

Theory and Methods

Crime and Deviance

Beliefs in Society

Entry requirements

B grade equivalent at GCSE in Sociology or a relevant Humanity if Sociology was not taken, and a B grade equivalent in English Language.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Prendergast - Hilly Fields College directly.

Last updated date: 27 October 2017
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