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Sociology A Level at Handsworth Wood Girls' Academy

Course description

You will learn about different theories of ideology, science and religion. You will consider the relationship between religious beliefs and social change and stability. Within your studies you will look at a range of religious organisations, including sects, cults, denominations, churches and the New Age movement and their relationship to religious and spiritual belief and practice. You will also find out about different theories of crime, deviance, social order and social control with analysis of the social distribution of crime by age, ethnicity, gender, locality and social class. Crime control, prevention and punishment along with sociological studies of suicide are topics that will provide further academicconsideration.

Entry requirements

A grade D from the AS-Level is the minimum entry requirement for this course.

Future opportunities

Sociology develops skills and knowledge that are applicable in all careers and can be relevant to most university courses. It has particularly strong links in Academic Research, Advertising, Law, Politics, Criminology, police, Probation, Teaching, Social Work, Youth Services, Media and Journalism.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Handsworth Wood Girls' Academy directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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    • Handsworth Wood Girls' Academy is situated within a large green site with playing fields at the front and back of the main buildings.  Unlike many new schools, classrooms at HWGA are spacious, and most teachers have their own rooms and are accessible to support students.  Much refurbishment has taken place over the last two years.  Recent changes have included a refurbished library, refurbished and extended Sixth Form Learning Area, five brand new Science laboratories with refurbishment of the supporting preparatory rooms, a refurbished MFL department and refurbished Health and Social Care rooms.  In addition, the school is equipped with a modern  IT network including a cutting edge wireless cloud network throughout the school.  All Sixth Form students are supplied with their own laptops for study within the academy and at home.  The school has two dedicated Performing Art Suites, a Dance Studio and a large hall with high quality lighting rigs, and mechanised seating that provides a flexible performance venue.