Sociology A Level at New College Telford
If you have a genuine interest in other people's lives, attitudes and behaviour, and are open to having your own ideas challenged, or challenging the ideas of others, then this course could be for you. You should be politically aware and have good communication skills.
Assessment is exam based.
Sociology is a wide-ranging subject involving many areas of social life, including: Families and Households, Education, mass media and Crime and Deviance. To enjoy Sociology you need to be interested in the world around you and have an open, enquiring mind. You will learn basic 'theories' or ways of looking at society and develop the skills to assess different views and reach conclusions. You will expand and use knowledge to analyse modern society, critically asses different views on the way society works, explore the core themes of socialisation, culture and identity, social differentiation, and power and stratification.
A minimum of five GCSEs at grades A* to C with at least one of these in English Language and another subject involving extended writing e.g. History.
Students who have studied Sociology have gone on to a wide range of Higher Education courses in the Social Science field, such as Law, Anthropology and Sociology, and they have entered careers involving people skills such as Teaching, Social Work and Human Resource Management.
Sociology combines well with Business and Humanities, for example, Law and History, but it is also valuable as a broadening course when combined with Natural Sciences and creative disciplines.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact New College Telford directly.