Sociology A-level AQA specification B
Course entry requirements: GCSE English Language at grade 5
OVERVIEW OF COURSE: The sociology course is a 2 year A-Level course that explores the nature of human society and the issues and problems central to it. Studying sociology gives an insight into social and cultural issues. It will help you develop a critical mind-set that explores issues from different perspectives, promoting an open-minded, analytical approach. With questions like, ‘who commits crime and why?’ you will find that there are many different ways of exploring this. Sociology is a beautiful discipline that stirs the imagination in a dynamic way that is engaging and rewarding. It also helps develop a host of research, thinking and writing skills that will serve you in many areas of life.
COURSE DETAILS AND ASSESSMENT INFORMATION:
- Families and Households
- Education with Research Methods
- The Media
- Crime and Deviance with Theory and Methods
A Level Assessment (full A level)
- Paper 1 – Education with Methods – 33% 2hr written exam
- Paper 2 – Topics in Sociology (Families and Households & The Media) – 33% 2hr written exam
- Paper 3 – Crime & Deviance (with Theory and Methods) – 33% 2 hr exam
WHERE CAN THIS COURSE TAKE ME?
Sociology will take you into a host of careers that involve people in society. It is a subject pursued by many entering professions like social work, nursing, medicine and the law. Those interested in joining the police force or teaching will also find this an essential subject. Beyond the obvious careers, it is also useful in areas such as journalism, marketing and advertising.
I CAN FIND OUT MORE INFORMATION BY
Contacting Mr Daniel Butcher (Head of Sociology) email@example.com