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AS and A2 level: Sociology at Casterton College Rutland

Course description

Why study Sociology? Sociology is an exciting subject that challenges your everyday experiences. It is the study of the relationship between the individual and society. Have you ever wondered why people exhibit certain behaviour? How do we become the people that we are? Sociology provides an opportunity to develop a better understanding of the social world, by examining social influences such as families, schools, friends and the media. Consideration of how and why such groups and institutions function enables students to explore how individuals both create society and are created by it. What will I study? In the first year you will study Family and Household, Education and research methods. How will I study? You will be expected to work independently, researching topics, reading, note taking and essay writing. Group work for class presentations. Participation in class discussions is also important to reinforce understandings of key concepts and theories. There will be opportunities to attend sociology conferences at Leicester University.

Entry requirements

C in English required. C in Maths preferred.

Future opportunities

Apart from sociology degrees this subject is closely linked to careers in social work, the police, healthcare, local government and education.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 27 November 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 year