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Sociology A-Level at The McAuley Catholic High School

Course description

Our world is changing faster than ever before. Traditional ways of thinking and acting have been replaced, as revolutions in areas of gender and I.C.T. have transformed society. Sociology tries to understand the changes occurring in modern society. By doing this it helps us to understand how our own lives are shaped and influenced by the social world around us. Sociology promotes imagination and criticism. Through an introduction to a variety of ways of looking at societies, it challenges our taken-for granted assumptions of how things are.

The sociological way of thinking about the world is different from the way natural scientists might think about it. The raw material of sociology is the experience of ordinary people in ordinary, daily life. But, it is these very daily lives which can provide us with a whole host of clues about, for example, what makes some people more likely to commit crime than others. What is important for a sociologist is the ability to evaluate evidence and choose between possible explanations.

Entry requirements

Minimum of grade B in English (Lit or Lang).Students DO NOT need to have studied Sociology at GCSE level.

Future opportunities

A number of students every year go on to study for a BA degree in Sociology, Criminology or Social Science or in the related field of Social Work.

  • Social researcher
  • Social worker
  • Welfare advice worker
  • Police constable
  • Prison governor
  • Probation officer
  • Housing officer

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The McAuley Catholic High School directly.

Last updated date: 15 June 2015

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