Sociology AS at Hayes School
Sociology, a popular subject at A level, is purely exam-based. Students do not have to complete any coursework. The course consists of four units, two of which are studied at AS level in which we examine the functions of the family and education on our society and analyse the validity of the arguments made for and against these institutions. The third aspect of the AS course centres around the methods that Sociologists use to gather their research and analysing the reliability and validity of these methods. It is not necessary to students to have studied GCSE Sociology to take it at A level, however, they will need to have achieved at least a B grade at GCSE English. Course Content AS - Unit 1: Families and Households Unit 2: Education and Sociological Methods Exam: 100% Dates: end of topics tests - AS modules in May/June
4 GCSE B grades, including B in this subject
With further training, you could go into a job related to Sociology and people such as a Social Worker, Teacher, Social Researcher or a more general position working within the Social Services. You could take this course to complement other advanced level courses or to prepare for the A2 part of an Advanced GCE in Sociology, which could lead you onto higher education in one or more of the Social Sciences such as Sociology, Development Studies, Anthropology or more general higher education courses. You could also go straight into a job as the AS GCE is a recognised qualification that will help you develop the skills, understanding and knowledge that many employers across lots of industries are looking for, especially in the health and social care sectors.
To find out more about this qualification, contact us, ask your Connexions Personal Adviser or school/college careers staff.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Hayes School directly.