Huish Sixth

Sociology

Huish Sixth

 

The word sociology literally means the study of society. People reflect and evaluate the conditions in which they live be it through painting, literature, philosophy or religion.Sociology gives us the opportunity to delve into the maze that is human society, question assumptions and begin to understand the world that surrounds us. It involves studying human beings and their patterns of behaviour. Sociology therefore relates to all students and provides a springboard for thoughts about group behaviours and individual behaviour. Our vision is that the study of Sociology will help our students to become more aware of the way society operates and gives students the freedom to evaluate and question the social structures within it. You are encouraged to develop your own sociological awareness through an active engagement with the contemporary social world.

Course Content and Assessment
AS
Paper 1: Education and Methods in Context. 1½ hour
written exam (60 Marks 50% of AS).
Paper 2: Families and Households. Research Methods. 1½
hour written exam (60 Marks 50% of AS).

A2
Paper 1: Education with Theory and Methods. 2 hour
written exam (80 Marks 33.3% of A2).
Paper 2: Beliefs in Society and Family and Households. 2
hour written exam (80 Marks 33.3% of A2).
Paper 3: Crime and Deviance with Theory and Methods. 2
hour written exam (80 Marks 33.3% of A2).

Extending Your Experience
The course combines both practical application and
knowledge. You will have the opportunity to investigate
a variety of aspects of our society. These will range from
visits to religious environments, schools and courts, to take
a hands on approach to the course.

Entry Requirements:
You will require 5 A-C GCSE passes including
English Language. We will consider other candidates
on an individual basis.

Where will this Course take me?
Studying Sociology can enable you to enter
university to study a wide range of subjects ranging
from Law, Media and Business Studies to Nursing,
Education and Medicine.

Mr D. Eastwood


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