Sociology

Sociology is the study of the development, structure, and functioning of human society. It is the study of society to include family life, crime, research methods the media and education. Students will learn the fundamentals of the subject and develop skills valued by higher education and employers, including critical analysis, independent thinking and research. Retaining the most popular features of our previous, market-leading qualifications, we have worked with teachers, higher education and the British Sociological Association to produce clear, up-to-date and stimulating specifications.

Entry Requirements:

A Grade "B" in English Language is required for the course.

How the course is taught:

Lessons are taught in a traditional lecture style manner and homework is set weekly.

What areas are covered by the course?

 Year 12

Component one

  • Education and methods in context
  • Written exam paper (1 hour 30 minutes)
  • 50% of AS

Component two

  • Research methods
  • One of the following topics:
    • Culture and identity
    • Families and households
    • Health
    • Work, poverty and welfare.
  • Written exam paper (1 hour 30 minutes)
  • 50% of AS

Year 13

Component one

  • Education with Theory and methods in context
  • Written exam paper (2 hours)
  • One third of A-level

Component two

Students choose one of the following from first year studies:

  • Culture and identity
  • Families and households
  • Health
  • Work, poverty and welfare

Students choose one of the following from second year studies:

  • Beliefs in society
  • Global development
  • The media
  • Stratification and differentiation
  • Written exam paper (2 hours)
  • One third of A-level

Component three

  • Crime and deviance with Theory and methods
  • Written exam paper (2 hours)

Year 12

Year 13

Education

Crime and deviance

Families and Households Media
Research methods Families and households

How the course is assessed:

The course is assessed by written Examination papers as described above.

Career opportunities:

Future job opportunities, where can it lead you in university etc.

The following job areas could be accessed with a Sociology Degree :