Who is this course for?
This course is for students who are interested in people and their behaviour. Sociology asks lots of questions about the relationships between groups of people within society and explores issues of identity, inequality and power.
It is a topic that allows you to see your social world in a different way and question assumptions about the way that you live. Through the course students will improve their skills in research, analysis and critical reasoning.
What are the key things you will learn?
Section A - Socialisation, culture and identity / families and relationships.
Section B - Research methods and understanding social inequalities.
Section C- Globalisation and the digital social world / crime and deviance
Keen awareness of the world and the society in which we live
Communication skills, with the emphasis on formulating and structuring written work and the ability to articulate oneself verbally
Interpret data and analyse statistics
Understanding of how people and society operate, encouraging tolerance and sensitivity towards others
What do you need to apply for the course?
You need to have four GCSEs including English Language and Maths at grade 4 or above.
How will you be assessed?
You will be assessed at the end of Year 13 through external assessment.
There are 3 papers for the course:
Section A - Socialisation, culture and identity/ families and relationships (30% of the total A level, 1 hour 30 mins)
Section B - Research methods and understanding social inequalities (35% of the total A level, 2 hours 15 mins)
Section C - Globalisation and the digital social world / crime and deviance (35% of the total A level, 2 hours 15 minutes)