Sociology AS/A Level
Is the family in decline? Why are some groups always disadvantaged by the school system? Why are some groups labelled deviant or even criminal whilst others are not? Sociology applies critical understanding to society. It deconstructs our everyday life, and it examines our taken-for-granted assumptions using contemporary evidence and sociological theory. You will explore the role institutions and their impact on our lives. In the first year you will study the sociology of the family, education system and research methods. The second year covers the sociology of crime and deviance and social stratification (life chances).
Entry requirements: Grade 4 or above in GCSE English and one other humanities subject.
Course assessment: Three 2 hour exams taken at the end of the second year.