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Sociology A Level at Sunderland College

Course description

Sociology is for people who have an interest in knowing why society works in the way that it does. It’s a useful subject that allows you to develop your own opinions of a range of topics.

Course content

If the first year of the course you will study component 1 and half of component 2, the remainder of the course will be studied in the 2nd year.

Component 1:

  • Introducing socialisation, culture and identity
  • Families & relationships

Component 2:

  • Social research methods
  • Understanding social inequalities (Gender, class, ethnicity, age)

Component 3:

  • Globalisation & the digital social world
  • Education

 

Entry requirements

You’ll need at least five GCSEs at grade C or above including a grade B or above in either English Language or Literature.

Assessment

The course is based in the classroom using a range of teaching and learning strategies including whole class teaching, group work and working individually.

Future opportunities

Sociology opens a clear route to university where you can continue your studies. This could then lead to a career in industries such as teaching, social work, human resource management, journalism, youth work, police or a prison officer.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 28 January 2016
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      It provides an excellent learning environment for academic and vocational courses including new state of the art science labs and a dedicated learning resource centre with internet café, helping ensure the quality of our education is matched by our facilities.

      As the dedicated campus for our sports provision the Sports Academy building spans some 30,000 sq.ft and features a includes a multi-use sports hall, sports science performance lab, sports massage treatment areas, exercise studio and fully equipped gym with TechnoGym cardiovascular machines. The campus also features the multi million pound Goals Soccer Centrecomprising of 10 floodlit all weather synthetic pitches. These facilities are used extensively for lessons and are also available free of charge for any of our students.

      Spanning 50,000 square feet, the Visual and Performing Arts building features a theatre; film screening room; media/TV, drama, dance, art, and fashion and clothing studio; two industry standard recording studios; a music technology suite; photography studio; dark room and film processing facilities. Take a look at the Visual and Performing Arts tumblr pageto see some of our students and tutors work.

      Bede Campus also features three on-site cafe including the brand new refectory and a Starbucks in the new Visual and Performing Arts building for all students.