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A Level

Why study this course?

• If you have an interest in people and society • If you have a questioning mind
• If you have an interest in researching information

• If you enjoy debating topical issues

Potential careers:

• Researcher
• Social Work
• Management
• Teaching
• Journalism
• Any career that involves working with people


Students will sit three x 2 hour exam papers, each with equal weighing in he overall result

Course content

You will study the following:
• Families and Households – including trends in marriage and divorce, changing notions of childhood and the purpose of living in family units • Education – including which social groups do best in education and why, changing education policy
• Research Methods – including methods used by sociologists to support theories and investigate society
• Crime and Deviance – including why people commit crime, which groups are most likely to commit crime and how we might reduce crime in society
• Mass Media – including its effect on behaviour, how it represents social groups and its role within globalisation
• Sociological theory – including the key sociological theories such as Functionalism, Marxism, Feminism, Social Interactionism
and Postmodernism

Staff contact:

Mrs J Burton, Mrs G Jenkins or Miss J Sowter