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Sociology AS/A2 Level at St Philip Howard Catholic High School

Course description

Anyone who has an interest in contemporary social and political affairs such as changes in society relating to marriage, divorce, educational policies, crime and deviance and belief systems. 
Sociology studies society from different theoretical viewpoints and students will be required to compare and contrast these alternative perspectives in a balanced and informed manner. Students who enjoy discussion and debating will enjoy this subject. Students develop evaluative and analytical skills that are transferrable to many other subjects and careers. 

Course content

First year (AS)
• Unit 1: Families and Households
• Unit 2: Education and Research Methods

Second year (A2)
• Unit 3: Beliefs in Society
• Unit 4: Crime, Deviance, Theory and Methods

Sociology is an essay based subject and will develop students´ analytical and evaluative skills.

Entry requirements

B in a related subject recommended (English, RE , History or Law).


This subject is assessed by exams, there is no coursework. Students will complete two modules each year and be examined at the end of the summer term.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St Philip Howard Catholic High School directly.

Last updated date: 11 December 2015
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