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A2 Sociology at John Colet School

Course description

Sociology is the study of people in social groups. It attempts to see through and look beyond what seems obvious, by considering a range of factors which influence our behaviour in groups, such as culture socialisation, gender, ethnicity and social class.

This course aims to introduce students to the key concepts and themes of Sociology and to encourage them to develop their understanding of contemporary society and the issues facing it.

Exploring Socialisation, Culture and Identity
This unit looks at the formation of culture and the process of socialisation and explores how far our identity is shaped by these two factors. It also introduces the process of research and shows students how to carry out research. It also examines culture and socialisation through the Sociology of the Family 

Power and Control
This is an opportunity to explore a contemporary issue in depth. In this unit we will be studying the Sociology of Crime and Deviance. We will consider different explanations for why people commit crime, examining trends in offending, suggesting why some people are more likely to be the victims of crime and examining likely patterns of offending in the future.

Social Inequality and Difference
This unit builds upon the knowledge and skills acquired to look at issues of contemporary concern like poverty, inequality, power and identity.

Entry requirements

5 A* - C grade GCSE subjects which must include a C grade or above in English Language or English Literature, and at least a B grade in one or more of the Humanities subjects (Humanities, History, Geography or RE).


Year 12: No exams

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 27 April 2015
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