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Sociology A Level at Neale-Wade Academy

Course description

A one year course gains an AS qualification.  A two year course offers an A-Level qualification.

Course content

In terms of the history of life on Earth, it’s only yesterday that mankind was living in the caves, and the day before when we were swinging from branch to branch with the other creatures. And yet in what is really the blink of an eye we have developed into a complex society with a wide number of problems and opportunities to live with. And it’s those factors which affect how our species, and the tribes and family groups within it, works on a day to day basis. Over a fascinating two year period you’ll cover a spectrum of subjects which, between them, will help you make sense of the society we live in and understand the culture and identity issues which affect us all.
 
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 Stone Age?

 

Entry requirements

5 A*-C GCSE Grades inluding a B in English and Maths

Assessment

Both the AS qualification and the A level qualification are assess by written exams

Future opportunities

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

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 02 October 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years

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      At Neale-Wade we are proud to offer an extensive range of traditional A Levels and Applied Level 2 and 3 courses. We aim to provide a quality experience that caters for the needs of the communities we serve.
      Our curriculum allows our students to develop independent study techniques and transferable skills in an encouraging and supportive environment.
      As a testament to our determination to continually improve our results, A Level passes have risen for the last four years, with 88% of subjects achieving 100% pass rate at A2 in 2014. 97% of all A2 students achieved the required entries for their chosen university courses and students have gained places in top universities.
      In addition to the high quality teaching the academy offers excellent facilities, including a modern well equipped kitchen and common room, study spaces and a designated Post 16 IT suite.