A Level Sociology
- Week 1: Monday 29 March – Friday 2 April
- Week 2: Monday 5 – Friday 9 April
- Week 3: Monday 12 – Friday 16 April
Length of Course
9am to 6pm daily
Students are required to sit three compulsory units in order to achieve the A level qualification. 50% of the content for the full A level qualification will be covered in the AS (reformed) course. The topics to be covered will be based on demand on a first come first served basis. Sufficient material will be covered in the revision course while taking into account the needs of individual students.
Attention will be focused on the key assessment objectives of the examination and students will be helped to develop both their understanding of the key sociological issues and their examination technique. The topics for revision are listed below.
Beliefs in Society
The study of ideology, science and religion, the relationship between social change and social stability, and religious beliefs, practices and organisations, including cults, sects, denominations, churches and New Age movements. The relationship between different social groups and religious beliefs and practices. The significance of religion in the contemporary world, the nature and extent of secularisation, globalisation and the spread of religions.
N.B. We will be focusing on these topics only.
Crime and Deviance with Theory and Methods
Crime and Deviance
Explanations of crime, deviance, social order and social control, the social distribution of crime and deviance by ethnicity, gender and social class. Globalisation and crime in contemporary society; the media and crime; green crime; human rights and state crimes. Crime control, surveillance, prevention and punishment, victims, and the role of the criminal justice system and other agencies.
Consensus, conflict, structural and social action theories, the concepts of modernity and post-modernity in relation to sociological theory. The nature of science and the extent to which Sociology can be regarded as scientific, including the relationship between theory and methods, debates about subjectivity, objectivity and value freedom. The relationship between Sociology and social policy.
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