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Sociology AS/A2 at Bideford College

Course description

Students of Sociology look at society, and what is going on around them, by investigating‘beneath the surface’. Did you know for example.... The poorest people in Britain are likely to be old, single parents or from an ethnic minoritybackground; On average, people in Britain watch more than 25 hours of TV a week; Racism is a daily experience for many black and Asian people; Women working full time, earn on average 80% of men’s earnings; African – Caribbean boys are 6 times more likely to be excluded from school than any othergroup; Less than one quarter of all recorded crimes result in a caution or prosecution; Most people now choose not to get married in a church; Over a quarter of all families with dependent children are now led by single parents.

Entry requirements

5 GCSEs A*-C including English Grade CYou do not need to have studied Sociology at GCSE in order to do the A level course, but youdo need to have: An interest in people and the social systems which influence their live A willingness to engage in debate and discussion and contribute your own ideas An interest in keeping up to date with the news and current affairs

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Bideford College directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 Years