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Awarding Body: SEG - 3192
Did you ever wonder why some young males steal cars or why some politicians blame single mothers for many of society's problems? GCSE Sociology goes some way to looking at these issues and examines just how much truth there is in such stereotyping.
This course can help to answer the following questions.
· Is there a crime wave?
· What are the causes of crime?
· How much poverty exists in Britain?
· What changes have occurred in male and female roles?
· Who controls education?
· A sociological study worth 20% is required. Some wider reading is necessary
Teaching Learning Methods:
In order to get the most out of the course you will be required to read stimulus materials and write essays. There are lots of handouts to read for both A-Level and GCSE. Much use is made of class discussion, independent research activities and critical discussion of video material.
Paper 1 - stimulus questions 2½ hrs
The coursework element is compulsory and consists of a project of between 1,500 and 3,500 words.
Skills & Commitment:
Students will need to bring to the course a genuine interest in social issues and the readiness to read about them and discuss them. They should be prepared to follow the debate about social issues both in the press and on the TV and radio. Good powers of organisation, an ability to meet deadlines and regular attendance is essential for success.
There are no costs associated with the course.