A Level Programme

Sociology A Level

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About this course

The study of Sociology offers a fascinating enquiry into our lives.

Sociology is a multi-dimensional subject that will challenge and provoke new ways of thinking and understanding the world around you.

We are living in changing times, politically, socially, culturally and environmentally. If you want to foster a critical mind to the complexities of human relationships then Sociology is for you!

During the course you will study a range of topics that will engage you in theoretical debate, whilst encouraging you to take an active involvement in the research process.

The central focus of each topic will be specific to UK society today, and where relevant consider comparative dimensions within a global context.

What will I learn?

Year 1

  • Families and Households
  • Education
  • Research Methods

Year 2

  • Beliefs in Society
  • Crime and Deviance
  • Theory and Methods

How will I be assessed?

Assessment will be through written exams.

What do I need?

You will need to achieve at least 5 GCSEs with 2 at Grade B/6 and 3 at Grade C/4.

Additional Requirements: Grade 5 in English, and Grade C/4 in a Humanities subject is preferred

Where can it take me?

  • Halesowen College - an exciting range of higher level courses, including Teaching
  • University - related degree such as Sociology, Psychology, Philosophy, English, and History
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Additional Information

A good level of knowledge and awareness of social issues would be advantageous to the study of Sociology. It would be recommended to read a range of broadsheet newspapers in order to remain updated on key issues relating to crime, education, and the family.

This A Level subject is designed to prepare you for university and so you will be expected to write essays and produce materials produce materials in the form of books and academic journals.

Sociology combines well with a number of subjects, including Psychology, History, Government and Politics, Economics, Religious Studies and Philosophy.