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Sociology A level at Luton Sixth Form College

Course description

Sociology is the critical study of society. Students of sociology are invited to explore the relationship between individual and society in terms of the way in which social institutions such as the family, education, mass media, religion and the economy influence the way in which individuals behave as members of society. Sociology will encourage you to develop critical insights into the way in which society operates. You will be encouraged to consider the various ways in which sociologists attempt to research society including observation techniques, interviewing, social surveys and personal documents. This is a great opportunity to gain important insights into the way individuals are influenced by social factors.

Course content

Sociology explores the major social institutions including education, family life, religion and the economy. Students will be explore competing theoretical accounts and the problems which confront sociologists in their attempts to research and explain society. The course will draw upon both local and global examples. All course units will examine the impact of ethnicity, gender and social class.

Entry requirements

To start any A levels you need to meet the general college entry requirements.

In addition there are the following subject specific entry requirements: you should have GCSE English grade C. (No previous knowledge of Sociology is required).

Assessment

Exam Board - AQA

Future opportunities

Sociology students often aim to develop careers working in the community and progress to take career routes in social work and probation work. Sociology is also relevant to a range of professional roles including legal work, teaching and management. The subject is recognised by all universities and can be included for entry into degree courses ranging from Psychology to Business.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 09 September 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years

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