A Level Sociology at Hasmonean High School
Studying sociology offers insights into social and cultural issues. It helps you develop a multi-perspective and critical approach to understanding issues around culture, identity, religion, crime, childhood and social power. More than once during the course you’re bound to ask yourself the question, “why have we developed like this. Poverty, ignorance, crime, injustice ... shouldn’t we have left them in the Middle Ages?”
Sociology is a great choice of subject for people who want a career in social work, nursing or medicine. But the subject is also useful in a number of other careers, like marketing, advertising, PR, journalism, law or teaching. The Sociology A Level course helps students develop a number of new skills:
- How to use evidence to support your arguments
- How to investigate facts and use deduction
- How to put over your point of view fluently
- How to work as a team to achieve results
- How to take responsibility for your own learning
Good written English skills are important. Students who take Sociology often also study Psychology, English Literature and Media Studies. Students who want a career in any of the caring services, or in marketing or business, will find an understanding of sociology useful.
Assessment is dependent on Exam Board chosen, but likely to involve written papers of 90-120 in minutes length.
Unit 1: Family and households
Unit 2: Education with Research methods
Unit 3: Beliefs in society
Unit 4: Crime and deviance with Research methods
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Hasmonean High School directly.