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Sociology AS/A2 Level at Norbury Manor Business and Enterprise College

Course description

In following this course students will :

  • Acquire knowledge and a critical understanding of contemporary social processes and social changes.
  • Appreciate the significance of theoretical and conceptual issues in sociological debate.
  • Understand and evaluate sociological methodology and range of research method.
  • Develop skills that enable individuals to focus on their personal identity, roles and responsibilities within society.

Course content

AS Unit G671 Exploring socialization culture and identity

  • Formation of culture
  • Process of socialization
  • Exploring the research process
  • Exploring the use of qualitative data

AS Unit G672 Topics in Socialisation, culture and identity

  • Sociology of the family
  • Key concepts and key trends within the family
  • The role of the family in society
  • Family diversity

A2 Unit G673 power and Control – Crime and Deviance

  • The definition and measurement of crime and deviance
  • Trends, patterns and explanations of crime and deviance
  • Patterns and explanations of victimization
  • The role of agents of social control in the construction of crime and deviance
  • Solutions to the problem of crime

A2 Unit G674

  • Social inequality and difference illustrated by the study of gender, class,ethnicity and age.
  • Exploring sociological research on social inequality and difference

Entry requirements



nUnit G671

  • 90 minutes exam based on content from G671 and pre-released contemporary sociological study. (June)

Unit G672

  • 90 minutes exam based on sociology of the family (June)

Unit G673

  • 90 minutes exam based on content from G673.(June)

Unit G674

  • 2hour exam based on the content of G674 and on a piece of research on
  • social inequality and difference (June).

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Norbury Manor Business and Enterprise College directly.

Last updated date: 05 May 2015

Key information

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