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Sociology A Level at Harlow College

Course description

Studying sociology will give you an understanding of the social world around you and can lead to a varied and exciting career in areas such as criminal justice, youth work or even in public relations. A wide range of teaching and learning techniques are be used, including discussions, essay writing and presentations.

Course content

Core Modules

  • AS Education with Research Methods (60 marks and 50% of AS course, exam is 1.5 hours)
  • A Level Education with Research Methods (80 marks and 33.3% of A Level course, exam is 2 hours)
  • A Level Crime and Deviance with Theory and Methods (80 marks and 33.3% of A Level course, exam is 2 hours)

Optional Modules

  • AS Level Family and Households (60 marks and 50% of AS course, exam is 1.5 hours)
  • A Level Family and Households and Global Development units (80 marks and 33.3% of A Level course, exam 2 hours)

Entry requirements

  • A minimum of 7 GCSEs at grade A*-C
  • An average GCSE point score of 45 from your 7 best subjects including a Maths, English and a Science grade
  • GCSE in English at grade B or above

Assessment

  • Formal summative exams in June 2016 for AS
  • Formal summative exams in June 2017 for A Level
  • Formative assessment through essays
  • Presentations
  • Short answer question tests
  • Mock exams

Financial information

Stationery and recommended textbook

Future opportunities

An A Level in Sociology is valued by both universities and employers as it demonstrates a high level of communication skills and the ability to think analytically. It is a useful qualification for a wide range of HE courses.

Degrees in Criminology, Sociology, Journalism, Social Work, Law, Probationary and Youth Studies, HR, Teaching, Business, History, Media Studies Career options in Journalism, Marketing, Social Policy development, Youth Work, Probationary Work, Social Services, Education, Criminal Justice, Welfare Services, Government, Counselling, Charities and the Voluntary Sector, Charity Fundraiser, Community Development Worker, Housing Officer, Teacher, Social Researcher and Welfare Rights Adviser.

Further information

Call 01279 868100 and talk to an Admissions Adviser

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Harlow College directly.

Last updated date: 13 April 2016
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