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Sociology at Marlwood School

Course description

Sociology is the study of society. It is an exciting subject that looks at how people behave and raises questions about the way society works. It is a subject that is highly relevant to the contemporary world and encourages the development of the skills of analysis, evaluation and critical thinking. After studying Sociology you will never quite think about social issues in the same wayagain - you will have a sociological imagination!A level Sociology is divided into four modules:

  • Crime and Deviance with Theory and Methods.
  • Beliefs in Society.
  • Education with Methods
  • Family and Households.
At AS students will study Education and how it can be researched and The Family and Households. Some of the questions we ask include: why do children from different backgrounds achieve so differently at school? What is the role of education and the family in society? How can the family and education be related to deviant or criminal behaviour? What are the problems in education and the family and how can we understand them? What effects do these problems have on society? How can some of these problems be dealt with? The AS units are assessed in the summer of year 12.

Entry requirements

The course requires good reading and competent essay skills. A minimum requirement is 5 GCSE grades A* to C. This should include English preferably at grade B or above.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 20 May 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years