Sociology

In Plymouth

£ 999 + VAT

Description

  • Typology

    Vocational qualification

  • Location

    Plymouth

  • Duration

    1 Year

Description

Free* Netbook computer for every new full-time AS level student

Facilities

Location

Starts

Plymouth (Devon)
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Kings Road, PL1 5QG

Starts

On request

To take into account

In our experience in order to be successful on this level of programme you will need one of the following:

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Course programme


Course Content

Award:
AS Level

What's it all about?:
Free* Netbook computer for every new full-time AS level student
Sociology studies our social life - the way that, even though we consider ourselves to be individual, we are compelled to make connections with others. We look at how we learn the rules of society. We look at the taken-for-granted assumptions that govern our lives and discover they are not natural but artificial and change over time and from place to place. It is a voyage of self discovery.

*Subject to conditions

Progression:
Successful completion of year one - AS level will give you the necessary skills and knowledge to be able to progress onto the A2 part of the A level.

Entry Requirements:
In our experience in order to be successful on this level of programme you will need one of the following:
  • four to five* GCSEs at grades A*-C (including English and maths)
  • an intermediate GNVQ in a related subject
  • a BTEC first diploma in a related subject
  • an NVQ level 2/technical certificate in a related subject
  • successful completion of an apprenticeship programme
  • successful completion of the Gateway/Newstart programme
  • equivalent qualifications or relevant work experience.

* A level candidates will be expected to have five GCSEs

Duration: One year Course Overview
What does the course involve?:

The AS year comprises four units ...

Unit 1 (Families and households)
We will study the important changes in the family in the UK ranging from marriage to cohabitation, divorce to changes in child rearing as well as how expectations have changed and continue to change.

Unit 2 (Education)
We will study which groups of people benefit from the education system in the UK today. We look at a history of education and the different type of schools that have been tried out as well as their relative merits. We look at the experience of school to see if it is positive or negative or both.

Unit 3 (Beliefs in Society)
We will look at the various different types of ideology that influence society including religious and non-religious belief systems. You will look at the influence of science and why it is seen to be an alternative to religion (by some) whereas others argue it is no better or worse than religion. We also look at the various forms religion takes and why particular belief systems appeal to some groups more than others.

Unit 4 (Crime and Methods)
We will look at the patterns of crime and criminality in the UK today. We examine the role of the police and imprisonment as well as crime statistics to see whether or not crime is spiralling out of control. We look at which groups of people are likely to get into trouble with the law and why.

When can I study?:
Various days and times

Are there any exams?:
Unit 1 is assessed by a one hour written exam this accounts for 20% of the AS marks.

Unit 2 is assessed by a two hour written exam and this accounts for 30% of the AS marks.

Unit 3 is assessed by a 90 minute exam and accounts for 20% of the final A level.

Unit 4 is assessed by a two hour exam which accounts for 30% of your final mark.
Course Facts
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Start Date:
September

End Date:
June

Course Type:

Part-time

Location:
Goschen Centre

Instalments:

Material Fees:


Level:
Advanced

Course Code:
ASPT

Certain "part-time" courses may become "full-time" courses if additional courses are taken.

If you are aged 16-18, due to Government funding, tuition fees are not applicable for your course (Please note: this does not apply to foundation degrees).

Please note that fees quoted apply to courses starting in the academic year 2009/10 (August 2009 - July 2010). There may be a slight increase in fees for courses starting 2010/11.

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Start Date:
September

End Date:
June

Course Type:

Full-time

Location:
Goschen Centre

Course Fees:
£999 per year. If you are receiving certain benefits, you may only have to pay a material fee for 3 AS levels.

Instalments:
Instalments are available for course fees. A deposit of £249.75 per year is payable before enrolment followed by three monthly payments of £249.75 per year

Material Fees:
£20 per year for 3 AS levels.

Level:
Advanced

Course Code:
ASFT

Certain "part-time" courses may become "full-time" courses if additional courses are taken.

If you are aged 16-18, due to Government funding, tuition fees are not applicable for your course (Please note: this does not apply to foundation degrees).

Please note that fees quoted apply to courses starting in the academic year 2009/10 (August 2009 - July 2010). There may be a slight increase in fees for courses starting 2010/11.

Sociology

£ 999 + VAT