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Sociology A Level at Blyth Academy

Course description

Sociology is the study of human social relationships and institutions. The course content covers a wide range of issues within society including crime, health, religion, culture and class. It is a dynamic and up‐to‐date course because it takes in to account what is happening in society right now as well as what has shaped it in the past. Sociology is a very relevant course for those with an interest in the world in which we live and its future.

Course content

The course will provide students with a detailed understanding of society and the world in which we function at both a local and a global scale. At AS Level our students will look in depth at Education, Culture and Identity. 

As part of the Education unit they will develop their knowledge of modern research methods and apply this understanding to investigating the function of Education in modern society.

Those students choosing the A Level option will study the same content as the AS students but will also study additional units on crime and beliefs in society. Again there will be the opportunity to develop a knowledge of modern research methods.

Entry requirements

Students are required to achieve a C grade in English.

Assessment

AS

Paper 1 (compulsory content on Education). 1.5 hours. Worth 50% of AS

Paper 2 (section 1 compulsory content on research methods, section 2 optional content on culture and identity). 1.5. hours. Worth 50% of AS Mix of short answer and extended writing questions (up to 40 marks)

A2

Paper 1 (compulsory content on Education). 2 hour examination. 33% of A Level.

Paper 2 (optional continent on culture and identity and beliefs in society). 2 hour examination. 33.3% of A Level

Paper 3 (compulsory content on crime and deviance). 2 hour examinaƟon. 33% of A Level. Mix of short answer and extended wriƟng quesƟons (up to 50 marks)

Future opportunities

Sociology is a very relevant course for those with an interest in the world in which we live and its future. The course is ideal for those thinking of a career in:

 Social Services

 Health Care

 Education

 Public Services

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Blyth Academy directly.

Last updated date: 10 June 2015

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 - 2 Years

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