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Sociology A Level at Haggerston School

Course description

Sociology is the study of societies and the way in which they shape people’s behaviour, beliefs and identity. Probably the most important thing about sociology is that it enables us to make sense of the rapidly changing world that we live in. If you’re interested in the causes of the London riots, why people are becoming Scientologists and why you’re likely to live much longer living in the South of England than the North then this is the course for you. Sociology enables us to understand ourselves. The way that we think, behave and feel; indeed our very sense of identity, is socially produced. The way that we think,behave and feel is shaped by what sociologists call the process of socialisation. This provides us with language, gives us our values and beliefs, establishes  our identitiy and so turns us into members of society.

In Sociology,the ability to discuss and debate isimportant, but an accomplished studentwill require a thirstforreading aboutthe fullrange of sociological arguments explored in the course and the ability to articulate those arguments in written assignments and examinations papers

Course content

The subject has four units of assessment.

Unit 1: Families and Households  

Unit 2: The Sociology of Health with Research Methods Two further units make up the full Advanced level award:

Unit 3: Beliefs in Society or Mass Media

Unit 4: Crime and Deviance with Theory and Methods

Entry requirements

6 GCSEs at grade A*-C including a C grade in English and at least two B grades

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 19 December 2016
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