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As / A2 Level Sociology at St Michael's Catholic High School

Course description

Aims of the course:
Sociology is the scientific study of societies across the world and the people within them. Sociology is a subject that relates to the lives of everyone and aims to have its students thinking in a whole new way. The course will introduce you to four different subject areas, relevant to your personal life and have you think about them in a completely different way that you will find fascinating. These subject areas include the family and education in the first year, followed by crime, deviance and religion in the second year. We shall look at how these different areas shape our behaviour and whether there are underlying (hidden) functions of them.

Course content:
You will study the AQA syllabus and study different topic areas in Sociology which provide a broad understanding of the ways in which sociologists approach the study of how societies influence our behaviour.
AS & A2 topics that you will study are as follows, AS = Unit 1 & Unit 2, A2 = Unit 3 & Unit 4

Entry requirements

Grade A*- C in GCSE Maths, Science and English is essential. Sociology carries a substantial workload and therefore requires a high level of dedication. Scientific methods, vocabulary, high standards of critical analysis and evaluation as well as essay writing are all required skills. Students will be expected to complete essays on a regular basis and meet all deadlines.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St Michael's Catholic High School directly.

Last updated date: 12 November 2014
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Key information

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