Course Overview

This is an exciting, contemporary course that will give you a deeper understanding of the world around you and encourage reflection on social issues relevant to your own social experiences. Fascinating discussions are encouraged: ?How do we explain inequality in society??, ?Does the Criminal Justice System work for everybody?? and ?How does your gender impact on family life and employment??.

Students acquire knowledge and a critical understanding of:

Crime & Deviance,
Families and households
Education
Beliefs
Research Methods

Further Details

Course Location

Marple

Age

College 16-18

Start Date

11/09/2023

Course Duration

Full-Time - 2 Years

Department

A Levels

5 GCSEs at grade 5 or above, including a minimum of a grade 5 in English Language and 4 in Maths. A strong profile in a humanities related GCSEs e.g. History, English, Geography, Religion is benificial. More importantly, we expect students to have an interest in British society and the modern world. More importantly, we expect students to have an interest in British society and the modern world.

You will gain a much deeper insight into Britain and many of the social and political issues we currently face. You will develop the ability to think, discuss and write in a more fluent, accurate and critical style. You will understand how sociologists conduct research in society and some of the challenges faced by researchers. You can consider just how family, friends, school and the media have shaped who you are and your life chances.

Sociology teachers are all highly experienced and enthusiastic at teaching the subject and have a wealth of student friendly activities, videos and handouts combined with valuable insights from related careers. Students are encouraged to maintain an interest in the news, visit Universities and attend Study trips, e.g. Manchester, London and New York.

You will begin by finding out about new terms: culture, socialisation and identity. How much have you been shaped by the people around you? The course is assessed by three exams at the end of Year 2, with regular assessment during Year 1 to prepare.

Students may choose to go into areas such as: Teaching, Social Work, Counselling, Media, English, Journalism, Politics, History, Community Development Work, Charities, Criminal justice, Welfare services, Police Force.

The British Sociological Association (BSA) declares that ‘a very wide range of employers see Sociology as ?highly relevant?.

Teaching, Social Work / counselling, Media / English / Journalism, Politics / History, Community development work / Charities, Criminal justice / welfare services / police

The course is assessed by three exams at the end of Year 2, with regular assessment during Year 1 to prepare.

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