Entry Requirements: We require students to have 5 A*- C grades at GCSE, with at least a B in English and a C in Mathematics.
Course Outline: Sociology explores people and society. It examines our social institutions; our families, the state and social relationships including gender and ethnicity. It helps make sense of how we both see and interpret our rapidly changing world. Sociology is the study and explanation of human social life, groups and societies. Sociologists aim to come up with new insights which will help governments and agencies of social control. It is knowing how and why we do what we do. It engages us with the world around us and makes us more effective agents for social change. Sociology examines how our behaviour both individually and in groups is influenced by social processes and what that means. In fact, once you start seeing things with a sociological perspective – things will never be the same again!
Sociology is evolving from 2017, featuring a number of big changes that will continue to make it one of the most popular A levels.
- In Year 12, you will have the opportunity to study three core units; Education, Research Methods and Methods in Context, as well as a range of new and exciting topics including Culture and Identity, families and households, Health and Work and Poverty and Welfare.
- In Year 13, students will again study three core units; Crime and Deviance, Research Methods and Methods in Context. There are also a range of new units to choose from ranging from Beliefs in Society to Health and the Media.
Sociology is a high performing subject going from strength to strength; recording our highest ever grades in 2016.
Onward Routes: People who study Sociology go into a wide variety of jobs. You will gain a range of very valuable skills and learn how to work independently. You will learn how to find information, extract what is important from it and turn it into an argument.
Universities see a Sociology A-level as highly relevant subject because of the range of skills and insights that you build during the course.
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