Sociology A Level Linear at City of Stoke-on-Trent Sixth Form College
Sociology helps students develop their knowledge and understanding about society and how sociologists carry out their research. This course will help students understand society’s structures, processes and issues. Sociology is exciting, interesting and relevant to students’ lives. At the end of two years you will be assessed on your knowledge of four topics: Families and Households, Education and Research Methods, Beliefs in Society and Crime and Deviance.
Topics you will study:
- Methods in Context
- Research Methods
- Families and Households
- Crime and Deviance
- Theory and Methods
- Beliefs in Society
Four GCSEs grade A-C, preferably including Maths and English. This is a guideline rather than a requirement and the college will create a programme most suitable for you as an individual.
Awarding Body: AQA
Assessment: Exam 100%
This course is free to students aged 16-19 years old
Students can progress directly on to degrees in Sociology, Psychology or Criminology and Sociology is beneficial for degrees in Law, History, Politics or Social Work. Many students study Sociology with a combination of other subjects in order to facilitate a pathway into careers such as teaching, counselling, public services and social work.
Sociology is a valued A Level by universities, due to the skills you learn over the two years.
Since 2000, A Levels have been MODULAR courses, which means that exams have been taken in the first and second year of the course. In the past, the first year, or AS year, has contributed to 50% of the overall A Level grade and the remaining 50% contributed to the overall grade at the end of the second year of study.
From September 2015, Sociology will change and become LINEAR. This means that all exams will be taken at the end of two years of study. The philosophy of the reform is that the rigour of A levels will not change and in the main the breadth and depth of content will not change. These changes aim to prepare young people better for the demands of employment and further study. They will give pupils, parents, teachers, universities and employers greater confidence in the integrity and reliability of our qualifications system.
To find out more about this qualification, contact us, ask your Careers Personal Adviser in school or speak to your teachers. Attend a college Open Evening and chat to our teaching staff, college careers staff and Liaison Team
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact City of Stoke-on-Trent Sixth Form College directly.