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Sociology AS level at The Becket School

Course description

AS/A2 level Sociology is designed to appeal to students who want to find out more about the world we live in, what makes us the people we are and what our role and function is in society. It is important you have a lively and enquiring mind, an interest in current affairs and a desire to explore new ideas. The course will cover key ideas like the family, education, crime and deviance, the role and functions of belief and religion, as well as gender, ethnicity, class and age.

Course content

Questions to think about when studying Sociology…

  1. Is Social class still relevant in today’s society ?
  2.  Does gender or ethnic background influence later  opportunities?
  3. Why do males and females earn different amounts of money for the same work?
  4. Why do statistics suggest that males have a higher rate of offending than females ?
  5. How does family structure influence educational success?
  6. How does where you live influence your success at school?
  7. What impact do your friends (peers) have on your behaviour?

These are a few of the questions that sociology tries to answer.

Entry requirements

Students will not be expected to have studied Sociology at GCSE, but must satisfy the general entry requirements for A level.

Future opportunities

Sociology A Level is a solid starting point for any Social Science degree course at University. You will also pick up many interpersonal and analytical skills to help you in your chosen future career.

Many sociology students have gone on to study sociology or related degrees such as Criminology, Social Policy and Social Work.

Future careers can include:  Teaching; Social Work; Criminal Justice; Police; Probation Officer; Youth Worker; Public Relations; Journalism and Marketing.

Further information

Pastoral Support

All pupils are closely monitored in terms of attendance, progress, potential and effort and have regular opportunities to discuss their work.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Becket School directly.

Last updated date: 11 October 2016

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