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Sociology at Brighouse High School

Course description

Sociology is the critical study of society, offering a real insight into everyday behaviour. It focuses on the interaction processes which occur throughout society and the impact that social structures (e.g. government, the education system and the family) have on these interactions.

There are differing sociological perspectives offering varying explanations of human behaviour and, once on the course, you will learn about these perspectives which include Marxism, Functionalism and Feminism. You will develop skills of analysis and evaluation throughout the course.

Sociology is a popular and academically demanding subject which requires a wide range of skills. You will be expected to take part in class discussions about contemporary issues and engage in debates. As the course is assessed through examinations, essay writing will be an integral feature of the course and it is an expectation that you will have a good standard of written English.

You will learn how to work independently to find information, extract what is important from it and turn it into an argument. Take these skills together with your insights into the workings of society and it is not surprising that a very wide range of employers see sociology as highly relevant.

 People who study Sociology go on into a wide variety of jobs such as Social Work, Teaching, Counsellors, and Nursing. 

Course content

Year 12 Course Content:

 Introducing socialisation, culture and identity (themes developed through the context of one of three options)

 

  • Families and relationships
  • Youth subcultures
  • Media

Research methods and researching social inequalities.

 Understanding social inequalities.

 

Year 13 Course Content:

 

Introducing socialisation, culture and identity (themes developed through the context of one of three options)

  • Families and relationships
  • Youth subcultures
  • Media

 

Research methods and researching social inequalities

 

Understanding social inequalities

 

Globalisation and the digital social world (debates explored through a detailed study of one of three options)

  • Crime and deviance
  • Education
  • Religion, belief and faith 

 

Entry requirements

Entry Requirements: A minimum of 5 GCSE A*-C grades including Mathematics and English language.

Assessment

Assessment: 3 exams at the end of 2 years of study in May/June 2018

This is a two year linear course.  The AS is a standalone qualification if taken, and does not count towards the full A2.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 07 January 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years

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