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A Level Sociology at Ruislip High School

Course description

A Level Sociology helps students develop a wide range of knowledge and understanding about society and how sociologists study and understand its structures, processes and issues. Sociology is exciting, interesting and relevant to students’ lives. It is designed to encourage students to demonstrate the application of a range of skills and consider the integration of sociological themes.

Course content

AS Sociology

Students are expected to be familiar with sociological explanations of the following content:

  • Families and Households – demographic trends in the United Kingdom since 1900: in relation to family structure, gender roles and social change.
  • Education and Research Methods – students will be familiar with the role and functions of the education system.

A2 Sociology

Students are expected to be familiar with sociological explanations of the following content:

  • Beliefs in Society – the relationship between social change and social stability, a range of religious beliefs, practices and organisations.
  • Crime and Deviance – the social distribution of crime and deviance by ethnicity, gender and social class, including recent patterns and trends in crime.
  • Theory and Methods – the distinction between primary and secondary data, and between quantitative and qualitative data and the relationship between positivism, interpretivism and sociological methods; the nature of ‘social facts’

Assessment

Students study two main areas; Families and Households which carries 40% of the overall mark and Education and Research Methods which carries 60% of the overall mark.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 07 May 2015

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