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Sociology

Entry Requirements

Good reading and writing skills are essential. A minimum of grade 6 in GCSE English Language.

Course Content

Students will be encouraged to reflect on their own experiences of the social world in which they live, to challenge their own assumptions about this world and to develop an understanding of the forces and structures that affect their lives. As such, you should be prepared to argue and debate social issues in a mature learning environment.

Sociology looks at how society works, how different parts of society influence each other, how people’s ideas and social behaviour are influenced by the society in which they live and how people can influence and change society.

The study of Sociology provides many opportunities for students to acquire a knowledge and critical understanding of contemporary society, through issues such as crime and deviance, education, families and households, religion and ideology.

Specification

Assessment

 
A Level Units in Year 13           % of A Level
Unit 1 Education with Theory & Methods 33.3%
Unit 2 Family and Households , Beliefs in Society

33.3%

Unit 3 Crime and Deviance, Theory & Methods 33.3%

Careers

Sociology is of value in many careers. It will be particularly suitable for those considering work which will involve other people teaching, social work, the caring professions and personnel work in commerce and industry.

Contact Mrs Sharples

Governor Link - Mr James Airey