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AS Sociology at John Colet School

Course description

Sociology is the study of people in social groups. It attempts to see through and look beyond what seems obvious, by considering a range of factors which influence our behaviour in groups, such as culture socialisation, gender, ethnicity and social class.

This course aims to introduce students to the key concepts and themes of Sociology and to encourage them to develop their understanding of contemporary society and the issues facing it.

In Year 12 students will study the formation of culture, the process of socialisation and how far our identity is shaped by these two factors. We also introduce the process of research and show students how to carry out research. We also study culture and socialisation through the examination of the Sociology of the Family.

Entry requirements

5 A* - C grade GCSE subjects which must include a C grade or above in English Language or English Literature, and at least a B grade in one or more of the Humanities subjects (Humanities, History, Geography or RE).


Year 12:
Socialisation, Culture and Identity themed through the family option, 50% of AS. 1 ½ hour paper

Research methods and social inequalities, 50% of AS, 1 ½ hour paper

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 27 April 2015
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