Sociology AS/A2 · AQA
- Are you interested in how people relate to society?
- Do you question things that other people take for granted?
The study of Sociology provides you with alternative ways of looking at society and examines how people interact as individuals and in differing social groups within society Sociology helps develop a keen understanding of how society works, giving you a better knowledge of our world and the means for changing and improving it.
Students will gain a detailed understanding of contemporary social issues and changing aspects of social life, with a particular emphasis on sociological theories/research methods in relation to the topic areas of Education and Crime and Deviance.
Sociology is an increasingly important qualification leading to a range of exciting career opportunities including local\national government, journalism, law, the police, teaching and many more.
4 units — 2 for AS level and 2 for A2 level:
- Families and Households
- Education with Research Methods
- Beliefs in Society
- Crime and Deviance with Theory and Methods
The course comprises a varied range of teaching and learning methods: these include teacher led activities, group work, use of IT, student presentations and also draw on a range of current media, including film and video material. Enrichment activities include visits to student conferences, university open days and external speakers.
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