SOCIOLOGY

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?

Course Content

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

Employability Skills

  • 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)

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