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Sociology A level at Hedingham School and Sixth Form

Course description

This course provides students with the opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of the world around them and reflect on social issues that are often relevant to their own social experiences.

Course content

1) Socialisation, culture and identity: This first unit introduces students to key sociological concepts and theories. a range of social institutions are studied as students explore how identity is socially constructed. Students also study how family life has developed and changed in the contemporary UK.

2) Research methods and researching social inequalities: Students consider how and why Sociologists conduct research. There will be opportunities for students to conduct their own small scale research designs. Social inequalities will also be considered with a focus on class, ethnicity and gender identities.

3) Debates in contemporary society: This unit of the course introduces students to some of the key debates in Sociology namely structure and action. Students will learn to apply and evaluate a range of key theoretical positions.

Entry requirements

Grade 5 in English and Maths plus three other A*-C passes

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Hedingham School and Sixth Form directly.

Last updated date: 02 November 2017
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