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Sociology at Heston Community School

Course description

Paper 1: Education and Research Methods in context.

Paper 2:  Two topics: Families and Households.

Paper 3: Crime and Deviance with Theory and Methods.

Course content

Paper 1: Education and Research Methods in context This paper explores the role and functions of Britain’s education system including its relationship to the economy and class structure.

Paper 2: Families and Households The unit explores the relationship of the family to the social structure and changes in society. Topics also include changing patterns of marriage, diversity of contemporary families and demographic change. 

Paper 3: Crime and Deviance with Theory and Methods. This unit explores the social distribution of crime relating to age, class, gender, ethnicity and location. Student will also focus on the impact globalisation has had on crime and. crime in contemporary society including green crimes and human rights crimes. Students will also study crime and the judicial system.

Entry requirements

You must have achieved a Grade 5 in English and Mathematics and an Attainment 8 GCSE score of 46 in the remaining subjects.  In addition to this minimum entry requirement, it is preferable for students to have achieved at least GCSE Grade 6 in any subject that they intend to study at A level.  Where courses are oversubscribed, students’ Attainment 8 GCSE score, English and Mathematics grades will be used to allocate places.


Duration: 2 years                  Board: AQA                  Assessment: Examination

Future opportunities

A range of careers relating to Human Resources; Social work; Teaching; Politics; Criminology

Further information

To find out more about this qualification, ask your Connexions Personal Adviser or get in contact with us.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 28 November 2017
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