Do you find yourself questioning the way in which members of society behave, and what influences them? Are you interested in the dark side of society that we often donāt like to talk about such as poverty, racism & sexism? If so, Sociology could be the subject for you ā¦
WHAT WILL I STUDY?
In the ļ¬rst year we examine the Sociology of the Education System, and ask questions such as, what is the point of the education system? Why do rich children tend to achieve higher grades than poor children? We also take a look at the Sociology of Family Life and question who beneļ¬ts most from its existence and delve into the dark side of family life that no one likes to talk about, such as domestic violence and child abuse.
In the second year we focus on the Sociology of Crime and ask who the real criminals are in our society. Are they on the street wearing hoodies or in the boardroom wearing suits? We also examine the Sociology of Religion and question the role religion has taken both historically and in modern day society.
You will have the opportunity to attend the Berlin trip to make links between the syllabus and wider society. In addition, there will be various talks from universities and academics, as well as visits to university Sociology departments.
You will sit three exams at the end of your second year, which will focus on all the modules studied throughout the course. Each exam is worth 33.3% of your overall A-level.
FUTURE CAREER OPPORTUNITIES:
The majority of Sociology students go on to Higher Education, studying subjects such as Sociology, Criminology, Law and Social Policy. However, by studying Sociology you will gain a broad understanding of society and therefore provides you with a range of knowledge and skills that can be transferred to a variety of professions, including education, social work, government and counselling.
To study an A-level programme you will need to achieve 5 GCSEs grade 4 or above, including English and Maths. There are no additional requirements for this subject.
The Sociology will take two years to complete, and you will take three exams at the end of the second year.
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