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Sociology A Level at Carr Hill High School and Sixth Form Centre

Course description

This course is designed for students who are looking to explore how society shapes us as individuals. Sociology looks at the influences and opinions of the world around to see how and why people could conform or rebel exceed or underachieve and are positive or dissatisfied. We study different sociological perspectives including Functionalism, Marxism, Feminism, Post-Modernism and the New Right and see how their attitudes are applied to our chosen topics.

AS level

- SCLY1 Family and Household - Family diversity, childhood, The roles of men and women in the family, family and state policy

- SCLY2 Education with Research Methods - The Hidden Curriculum, sub-cultures, the tri-partite system, ethics, bias, quantitative and qualitative research methods

A2 level

- SCLY3 - Belief in Society - Enlightenment, secularisation, participation, cults and sects, new age and new religious movements, social change

- SCLY4 - Crime and Deviance with Theory and Methods - The criminal justice system, media amplification, labelling theory, strain theory, Sociology as a science. Values, Interpretivism and positivism.

Entry requirements

GCSE grade C in English. Some background knowledge in History, Law or Economics would be beneficial.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Carr Hill High School and Sixth Form Centre directly.

Last updated date: 12 August 2015
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Key information

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