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Sociology A level at Burnside Business and Enterprise College

Course description

Sociology A level is delivered by the Humanities team at Burnside.

Our aim is to teach active, engaging lessons which inspire students to be curious and reflective about their learning. We have a clear obligation to tackle contemporary issues of a social, moral, spiritual and cultural nature and each of the subjects we teach offers students the chance to discuss how lesson content has a relevance to the world around them.

We are committed to developing transferrable skills with the students we teach and this involves establishing custom and practice in the way that we give students the opportunity to be involved and to lead their own learning. A key focus across the whole Humanities department is on literacy skills, whether verbal or written, and we aim to develop students ability to express themselves clearly and creatively.

Course content

The course looks at a range of social issues to do with family life, education and crime and deviance for example. The course also offers an opportunity to explore the various theories on sociological matters including, for example, Marxism and Feminism. A broad range of learning strategies is employed and students conduct a lot of their own research in the form of surveys and interviews.

Entry requirements

The general entry requirement is 5 A* - C full GCSE/BTEC courses, including English Language and Mathematics at grade C or higher.  

BTEC qualifications will only count as 1 GCSE. If more than 1 BTEC (level 2) is studied, only the best will count towards the overall points score.  GCSE short courses will not be counted.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Burnside Business and Enterprise College directly.

Last updated date: 08 November 2016

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