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Sociology AS/A2 Level at The Bulmershe School

Course description

What’s it about? Sociology is designed to encourage students to: • develop the essential knowledge and understanding of central aspects of sociological thought and methods • demonstrate the application of a range of skills • consider the integration of sociological themes: ie socialisation, culture and identity, and social differentiation, power and stratification.

Course content

AS Level Modules Paper 1: Socialisation, culture and identity; in-depth study of Family and Relationships Paper 2: Researching and understanding social inequalities.

A Level Modules Paper 1: Socialisation, culture and identity; in-depth study of Family and Relationships Paper 2: Researching and understanding social inequalities Paper 3: Crime and Deviance; debates in contemporary society.

Entry requirements

For AS Level: C or above in English.

For A Level: successful completion of AS level examination.

Assessment

AS: Papers 1 and 2: I hour 30 minutes (short answer and extended writing questions on each paper).

A Level: Paper 1: I hour 30 minutes (short answer and extended writing questions) Papers 2 and 3: 2 hours 15 minutes each (short answer and extended writing questions on each paper).

Future opportunities

Sociology lends itself to any type of career area. Most, if not all occupations, have a connection with the human world. If a candidate is pursuing a route to a profession that necessitates contact with, and understanding of, groups of people and the individuals in those groups then Sociology is an ideal qualification in that respect. Police, healthcare, managerial, business, teaching and legal work are a few of the many employment areas that would perceive a Sociology qualification as one with credentials. With the rise of the media, journalism is an increasingly popular destination for Sociologists.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 01 September 2016

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