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Sociology

Entry Requirements

5 GCSEs at Level 5 including English Language at grade 6 or above.

 

About This Course

Sociology is a fascinating subject that covers a broad range of topics but is essentially the study of human behaviour including the organisation of society, and the influence of gender, social class, ethnicity and age on our times.

 

Course Content & Assessment

Students study all 3 components and are assessed at the end of the two year course.

2 Year Course

Component 1: Introducing Socialisation, Culture and Identity.

One of 3 options:

  • Families and Relationships
  • Youth Sub Cultures
  • Media

Assessed in a 1hr 30 minute written paper - 30% of total A Level.

Component 2: Research Methods and Researching Social Inequalities.

  • How research is carried out in Sociology to help understand explanations of inequality.

Assessed in a 2 hour 15 minute written paper - 35% of total A Level.

Component 3: Globalisation and the Digital Social World.

  • Debates explored through one of 3 options:
  • Crime and Deviance
  • Education
  • Religion, Belief and Faith

Assessed in a 2 hour 15 minute written paper - 35% of total A Level.

1 Year Course

Component 1: Introducing Socialisation, Culture and Identity.

One of 3 options:

  • Families and Relationships
  • Youth Sub Cultures
  • Media

Assessed in a 1hr 30 minute written paper - 50% of total AS Level.

Component 2 : Research Methods and Researching Social Inequalities.

  • How research is carried out in Sociology to help understand explanations of inequality.

Assessed in a 1 hour 30 minute written paper - 50% of total AS Level.

 

What could this course lead to?

Sociology can lead to a number of varied careers such as: Human Resource Management, Marketing, Public Administration, Research, Social Work, Public Services – e.g. Police.

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