Sociology AS/A2 at Christ's College Guildford
Sociology is the study of society and in particular, the different goups we belong to and the institutions that affect us, for example, the family, health, media and the law. The study of Sociology looks at different sociological interpretations of society and examines the evidence on which these theories are based.
Sociology will offer you the opportunity to look at the society in which you live, with 'fresh eyes'. You will be required to challenge many of your 'taken-for-granted' assumptions. You should take Sociology if:
- you enjoy controversial debates;
- you can make balanced judgements after weighing up the evidence;
- you are interested in how gender, social class and ethnicity influence our lives;
- you are interested in contemporary issues.
You will do 4 units over the two years.
1 - Families and Households
2 - Health, Sociological Methods
3 - Mass Media
4 - Crime and Deviance
5 GCSE grades at C or above, including English
Sociology encourages the skills of interpretation, analysis and evaluation. It is useful for anyone planning a career where the main focus is people. It supports progression into courses or careers in Nursing, Sociology, Psychology, Law, Social Work, Counselling, Teaching, English, Criminology and Journalism.
To find out more about this qualification contact our Sixth Form Centre at SFP@christscollege.surrey.sch.uk or call us on 01483 484511.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Christ's College Guildford directly.