Sociology AS/A2 at Islington Sixth Form Consortium (IC6)
Sociology is the study of contemporary society. It explores the reasons behind patterns and trends in society, and seeks to understand a range of different ways these trends can be interpreted. The main theoretical perspectives you will examine in this course are Functionalism, Marxism, Feminism, Social Action theory, the New Right and Post Modernism.
Throughout the course there is a strong focus on social research methods. There is also a heavy emphasis on developing critical thinking skills, evaluation of evidence, and constructing a well reasoned argument.
Unit 1: Families and Households
Unit 2: Education; Sociological Methods
Unit3 : Beliefs in Society
Unit 4: Crime and Deviance; Theory and Method
6 GCSEs Grade A* to C including Mathematics and a Grade B in English Language.
100% modular examination. Units 1 and 3 are examined in January and units 2 and 4 are examined in June.
The emphasis on research methods in Sociology will develop your critical and analytical skills and so is a very useful entry qualification for a wide range of careers such as the law, police work, forensics, politics, education, the media, social research or journalism.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Islington Sixth Form Consortium (IC6) directly.