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A Level Sociology at Ashton Sixth Form College

Course description

Sociology is the study of people in Society. While everyday life may appear to be chaotic and random, behind this buzz of activity, it is possible to make out shapes and patterns of behaviour. Studying sociology allows you to discover these patterns of behaviour and enables you to look at what is going on around you in a totally new way.

Course content

Families and Households

Within this unit you will explore the changing patterns of marriage, cohabitation, separation, divorce; the relationship of the family to the society looking at sociological theories; changes within the family, gender roles, power relationships; childhood and changes in the status of children; demographic changes

Education and Research Methods

This unit will look at the purpose of education; educational achievement of social groups in society; relationships within schools; educational policies and experience of education; the application of sociological research methods to the study of education

Entry requirements

Minimum 5 GCSE grades A*-C

Grade C - GCSE English Language


100% Exam

Future opportunities

Sociology students’ progress onto a wide variety of degrees and careers. Last year 64% of students moved on to Higher Education and 15% secured employment or a place on an Apprenticeship.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Ashton Sixth Form College directly.

Last updated date: 20 October 2015
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