Course Level – 3
Course Type – A-Level
Specific Entry Requirements
Five GCSEs at grade 5-9 including English and Maths
Duration – 2 Years
Student Age – 16-18
About The Course
Sociology is the systematic study of society. It is about critically looking at the world around you to understand some of the problems that face society and how society has changed over time. Sociology is a subject in which you are expected to take an interest in, and to be critical about, the ways in which government policy impacts on inequalities based on social class, age, gender and ethnicity. A lot of the topics in Sociology are extremely controversial and require you to have an open mind, use objective reasoning and be respectful of other opinions at all times.
How Is The Course Taught?
The course is taught through a combination of teacher-led activities such as lectures and presentations combined with classroom debate and discussion. Students will be at the heart of the learning experience.
How will I be Assessed?
You will be regularly assessed by the teachers including key assignments based on real exam questions. Your final exam will be at the end of year two and will be made up of three, two-hour exams. There are 6 components including Sociology of Belief, Crime and Deviance, Education and Research Methods.
What does it lead to?
Sociology supports a number of careers which demand objective problem-solving skills, research methods and critical thinking. Like most other humanities subjects, Sociology provides a basis for a variety of careers and is a way of keeping your options open. Some of these careers include lawyer, advocacy, social work, prison officer, police officer. A Metropolitan Police Officer will earn a starting salary of £34,314, after passing their probation, rising to £45,933