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Sociology AS/A2 Level at BSix Brooke House Sixth Form College

Course description

Nick Abercrombie justifies Sociology "because we take our everyday world for granted – it is simply there – we do not typically question it or ask why it takes the form that it does…" (2004). Hence, "the Sociologist is someone concerned with understanding society in a disciplined way…a person intensively, endlessly, shamelessly interested in the doings of men (and women)" (Peter Berger, 1963).

Course content

You will study topics such as:

  • Family: how we learn social rules- what happens if we don't? The 'warm bath' versus the dark-side and overloaded electric circuit; whether the cereal packet family is normal and ideal
     
  • Education: does education empower or control? Does everyone achieve regardless of class, age, gender, ethnicity and region? How do labels affect achievement?
     
  • Methods – how do we know that? What's the evidence; how did they do the research? Is there any sort of bias? Do the conclusions really follow from the evidence? Who paid the researcher to study this topic? Does theory determine evidence (top down) or does evidence affect theory?

Entry requirements

For students with 5 A-C Grades at GCSE. Must include English for all subjects and Maths for Maths, Sciences, Economics and Psychology A-Levels

Future opportunities

With an A Level in Sociology you might choose to progress to university to study the subject at a higher level. Finding a job with a Sociology degree should not be difficult. Graduates from this discipline possess a wealth of skills and experience that can be applied across many sectors and in a variety of industry roles. The understanding of people and their behaviour goes a long way in many sectors, while the academic skills Sociology graduates have developed whilst at university make them a stand-out candidate for many professional positions. Jobs that you might be suited for could be within the public sector, health care industry, charity work, management or human resources.

Further information

Please visit our website or call Admissions on 0800 3892 947

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact BSix Brooke House Sixth Form College directly.

Last updated date: 10 October 2017
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