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Introduction Sociology is the systematic study of people in groups and societies. The syllabus focuses mainly on modern Britain but some comparison with earlier times and with other societies will be made. We consider the explanations offered by sociologists for the way that people behave and we look at the research evidence on which these explanations are based. The course assumes no previous knowledge. Course Units The course normally leads to A Level after two years; students will take two AS and A2 exams. This subject does not involve course work. Syllabus/assessment: The AS component involves two modules of subject content/units of assessment. We shall cover the following topics: Module/Unit 1 The sociology of Families and Households examined by Data Response and Essay questions. Module/Unit 2 The sociology of Education and Sociological Methods examined by questions on Education, one question on Sociological Methods in context and questions on Research Methods. The A2 component involves a further two modules of subject content/units of assessment. We shall cover the following topics: Module/Unit 3 Beliefs in Society examined by Data Response questions and one Essay question. Module/Unit 4 Crime and Deviance examined by questions on Crime, one question on Sociological Methods in context and one question on Theory and Methods.

Introduction Sociology is the systematic study of people in groups and societies. The syllabus focuses mainly on modern Britain but some comparison with earlier times and with other societies will be made. We consider the explanations offered by sociologists for the way that people behave and we look at the research evidence on which these explanations are based. The course assumes no...

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Entry Requirements

at least 5 GCSE passes at grade C or above including Mathematics and English Language.

at least 5 GCSE passes at grade C or above including Mathematics and English Language.

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