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A Level Sociology at Norwood School

Course description

Sociology is the study of people and human behaviour looking at the concepts of socialisation, culture and identify. Both AS and A2 are linear exams in June of each year.

AS: Exploring Socialisation, Culture and Identity (G671) & Topics in Socialisation, Culture and Identify (G672).

At AS students look at two units including where we explore the research process - how do we research and where does out research come from? There is a general overview in the process of sociology and the formation of culture. The idea of culture is explored in a range of multiculturalism, global culture and popular culture in particular how these cultures are changing with new ideas and beliefs. Focus is given to areas of identify of different social groups including age, youth and gender. Within this unit we look at how to collect data from a range of different methods. Finally the second AS unit focuses on the sociology of family and how society labels and explains the family of today.

A2: Power and Control (G673) & Exploring Social Inequality and Difference (G674)

In A2 students move to focus on the idea of mass media and how it represents different social groups. There will be discussions on who owns the media and how it influences our lives. Particular attention will be paid to Marxism and pluralism and a range of different theories. Finally the second A2 unit looks at issue of power and control through studying crime and deviance.

Entry requirements

English B gradeGeography/History/Citizenship/Religious Studies (preferred) B grade

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 08 August 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years