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Sociology A Level 3 at Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School

Course description

Sociology

A Level

AQA Level 3 Advanced GCE in Sociology

 

 

Skills that will be developed:

Sociology will enable you to develop the ability to analyse, interpret and evaluate research methodology, studies and theories of a wide range of societal topics and issues studied in the “AS” course.

Sociology will enable you to construct and evaluate informed verbal and written arguments in a critical manner. Sociology will enable you to develop transferable effective and sophisticated essay skills for examination assessment.

 

What will you learn?

Compulsory content

4.1 Education with Theory and Methods

4.3 Crime and Deviance with Theory and Methods

 

Option 1

4.2.2 Families and Households

 

Option 2

4.2.6 Global Development

 

Enrichment:

There will be opportunities for you to use your sociological insights, for instance, in the Debating Society, or General Studies and Critical Thinking as Year 13 options. These will enable you to confidently further develop and use your informed skills of argumentation and reasoning. You will be given the opportunity to plan and deliver sociological presentations to the younger pupils in the school.

 

Entry Requirements:
Grade 6 in English GCSE or higher.

 

What happens when you have finished?

Sociology is a popular degree course on its own or combined or joint with other degree courses.

“A” level Sociology is a sound preparation for many other university degree courses which require an ability to think and write coherent, informed arguments for essays and dissertations. It can be combined with other social sciences (Psychology, Economics and/or Anthropology) or with the humanities (History, Geography, Philosophy and/or Religion) which provide you with a plethora of occupations linked to working with people, leadership and management. Employers look for social and interpersonal skills of communication, knowledge, articulation and empathy, especially in the health, welfare and social care sectors, as well as in human resources. Careers in business and management, social work, social services, human resource management, counselling, journalism, politics, PR work, probation service, community work, criminal justice system, local government, civil service, teaching, research are all possibilities if you achieve a qualification in this subject.

Entry requirements

Grade 6 in English GCSE

Financial information

There will be a charge for any trips and visits etc.

Future opportunities

Sociology is a popular degree course on its own or combined or joint with other degree courses.

 “A” level Sociology is a sound preparation for many other university degree courses which require an ability to think and write coherent, informed arguments for essays and dissertations. It can be combined with other social sciences (Psychology, Economics and/or Anthropology) or with the humanities (History, Geography, Philosophy and/or Religion) which provide you with a plethora of occupations linked to working with people, leadership and management. Employers look for social and interpersonal skills of communication, knowledge, articulation and empathy, especially in the health, welfare and social care sectors, as well as in human resources. Careers in business and management, social work, social services, human resource management, counselling, journalism, politics, PR work, probation service, community work, criminal justice system, local government, civil service, teaching, research are all possibilities if you achieve a qualification in this subject.

Further information

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 Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School directly.

Last updated date: 11 October 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years

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