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SOCIOLOGY A LEVEL at Queensmead School

Course description

If you study Sociology, you will acquire knowledge and a critical understanding of contemporary social processes and structures such as gender, social class, race and ethnicity, culture and identity. You will appreciate the significance of theoretical and conceptual issues in sociological debate; understand sociological methodology and a range of research methods but most importantly be given the opportunity to reflect on your own experience of the social world in which you live and develop skills which enhance your ability to participate more effectively in adult life.

Course content

This course is 100% exam based.
Year 12 – Year 13 Course Content:
Unit 1 - Families and Households.
Unit 2 - Sociological Research Methods and the Sociology of Education.

Assessment - Units are examined by separate written papers.

Course Content: Unit 3 - Mass Media.
Unit 4 - Crime and Deviance plus Theory and

Methods. Assessment - Units are examined by separate written papers.

Entry requirements

GCSE passes should include English Language/Literature at Grade B or above. There is no requirement to have studied GCSE Sociology.

Future opportunities

A Level Sociology is an appropriate qualification for admission to Higher Educational Institutions and professional careers. Most of our A Level students go on to university, pursuing degrees in Business, Law, Psychology, Social Policy, Politics, International Relations, Anthropology and Sociology. A qualification in Sociology is relevant to many careers from those such as social work, nursing, medicine, the police and the probation service, to a wide variety of other areas of work such as journalism, marketing, advertising, public relations, law, teaching and management.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Queensmead School directly.

Last updated date: 06 May 2015

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