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Sociology - AS and A Levels at Coleg Sir Gar

Course description

  • Links with AS Government and Politics
  • Discussions surrounding current affairs

Course content

Sociology is the study of society. The course focuses on why some groups of people in society have better life-chances than others. Sociology tries to understand how various social institutions operate and relate to one another, for example the influence of the family might have on how well children perform in the education system. Sociology is also concerned with describing and explaining the patterns of inequality, deprivation and conflict which are a feature of nearly all societies. The first year of the course focuses on the Sociology of Families and Households and the Sociology of Education. The second year specification covers the Sociology of Power and Politics and the Sociology of Crime and Deviance.

Entry requirements

Normally students 16 - 19 years of age will require a minimum of 6 GCSEs at grades A* - C, one of which must be either GCSE Mathematics or GCSE English Language. We strongly recommend that students have at least a grade B in English Language GCSE as this course entails a considerable amount of essay writing. Entry for mature students without formal qualifications is at the discretion of the Faculty.

Assessment

AS Level Two  examinations: Families and Households, Education and Sociological Methods

A2 Level Two  examinations: Power and Politics and Crime and Deviance

Future opportunities

A Levels provide an excellent basis for progression to Higher level qualifications such as degrees or Higher National Diplomas. There are a number of careers directly related to Sociology including Social Worker, Probation Officer, Social Researcher, Community Work or Advisory Work. Other careers where the skills developed through Sociology might be useful would include Healthcare Careers, the Police Force or Public Sector Administration.

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: 20 May 2014
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