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Sociology A-Level at Freman College

Course description

Sociology is an A-level subject that aims to introduce students to the academic study of people in society. It looks at how our thoughts and behaviour may be influenced by those around us and provides a theoretical framework to analyse the society in which we live. The study of Sociology can affect the way we see our own life and the world around us and it may be useful for a range of career areas such as Legal Services, Social Work, Management/Business, Teaching and Health Care.

Course content

Year 12 topics are likely to be: 

The Family - investigates different types of family structure across a variety of different cultures. Students will investigate the role of the family for its members and also for society.

Education and Sociological Methods - examines the purpose of education and looks at how different social groups may have different experiences of school. Students will examine, for example, why some groups seem to do better at school than others and what impact teachers can have on the learning process. 

Year 13 topics are likely to be: 

Mass Media – investigates the ownership and role of the Mass Media and evaluates the effects of different types of media on individuals, groups and society as a whole.

Crime and Deviance - investigates who is most likely to commit crime and why. Students will weigh up the evidence to decide whether crime has links to ethnicity, social class or gender. Students will also consider whether what is reported to the public about crime is, in fact, accurate.

Entry requirements

Grade C or above in English and C or above in History, Geography or RE.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Freman College directly.

Last updated date: 08 September 2016
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Key information

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

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