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Sociology at Tarporley High School and Sixth Form College

Course description

Who would suit or enjoy the course?

Students who have an interest in the people and the world around them. If you find yourself thinking about why is it that the world is as it is, then sociology will have something to say to you. Sociology enables you to understand and reflect upon events that are going on around you all of the time; encouraging you to question common sense assumptions about the world, and find out what some of the great thinkers of society have to say about it. Sociology involves research and gathering evidence, to try and suggest ways that we could improve the society we live in. What is the structure of the modules and methods of assessment? Topic areas at AS are Families and Households; Education and Sociological Methods.

At A2, students study Beliefs in Society, Theory and Methods and Crime and Deviance. There are 4 modular exams which are a mixture of short answer questions and essays. What skills are needed/involved: A good sociology student should be able to verbally express themselves and be able to listen to others. They will be able to read a text and identify the key points from it. They will have to be able to plan, structure and write extended pieces. ICT skills and an ability to engage with statistical data is useful. Sociology will develop higher level thinking skills of evaluation and analysis. It will be helpful if students engage with contemporary issues and have an awareness and interest in the world about them.

Where can this subject lead me to in the future?

Sociology can lead to a variety of careers. These include Journalism, the Legal Profession, Social Work, Teaching, Marketing, Public Relations, Social Research, Civil Service, Market Research, the Police and even Politics to name but a few.

Entry requirements

5A*-C GCSEs with minimum B in subject of choice

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Tarporley High School and Sixth Form College directly.

Last updated date: 03 June 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 Years