A Level Sociology is for students who have a keen interest in the way social structures such as social class, gender and ethnicity impact upon our behaviour, life chances and identity.
The course runs over two years and involves studying four subject modules: â€˜Families and Householdsâ€™, â€˜Education with Research Methodsâ€™, â€˜Beliefs in Societyâ€™ and â€˜Crime and Devianceâ€™. In addition, you will be using key sociological theories and research based evidence to analyse these topics.
Lessons are delivered using a variety of teaching methods including discussion, debate and a group research task. You will be required to carry out further reading and written homework tasks on a regular basis to broaden your subject knowledge.
This subject will appeal to students who enjoy writing essays and analysing different points of view. Sociology is particularly useful for those who wish to pursue a career working with people, for example, teaching, police, human resources and nursing. Opportunities in social policy and social research would also be possible career pathways. After completing this course, many students have successfully gone on to study Sociology or related Social Science subjects at undergraduate level.
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