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Sociology AS level at The Stourport High School and Sixth Form Centre

Course description

Unit 1: Families and Households

  • Functionalist, Marxist, Feminist & New Right views on the family.
  • Social Policy in the UK and around the world.
  • Marriage, Divorce and Cohabitation
  • Family Types in the UK.
  • Domestic Labour and Gender Roles
  • Power Relationship & Domestic Violence.
  • Childhood in the UK.

Unit 2: Education and Research Methods

  • Education, Socialisation and Citizenship
  • Teacher-Student Interactions
  • Student Subcultures
  • The Curriculum
  • Patterns of Achievement
  • Types of Research Methods




No Coursework for this subject.


2 x Exams 

Unit 1 = 1hr (60 Marks)

Unit 2 = 2hrs (90 Marks)

Future opportunities

  • Teacher
  • Lawyer
  • Journalist
  • Social Worker
  • Police Officer
  • Office Administrator
  • Civil Servant
  • Analyst
  • Politician
  • Advertising
  • Media
  • Social research
  • Marketing
  • Sales
  • Social/health services

Further information

The study of A Level Sociology should focus on contemporary society. Studying Sociology should foster the development of critical and reflective thinking with a respect for social diversity. It should provide an awareness of the importance of social structure and social action in explaining social issues. Students should be encouraged to develop their own sociological awareness through active engagement with the contemporary social world.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Stourport High School and Sixth Form Centre directly.

Last updated date: 17 October 2017

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