Sociology AQA AS Level at Littleover Community School
- An open and enquiring mind.
- Strong written and verbal communication skills.
- An interest in social issues.
- A growing awareness of sociological content in the media.
- Strong organisation skills.
- A willingness to seek help and advice, ask questions and research beyond basic texts.
Unit 1: Education with Sociological Methods in context
- The purpose of education.
- Achievement and class, gender and ethnicity.
- Teacher/pupil relationships, pupil subcultures, the hidden curriculum, and the organisation of teaching and learning.
- Education policies.
- Sociological methods.
- How sociologists research education.
Unit 2: Culture and Identity
- Different conceptions of culture, including subculture, mass culture, high and low culture, popular culture and global culture.
- The socialisation process and the role of the agencies of socialisation.
- Sources of self-identity and difference.
- The relationship of identity to age, disability, ethnicity, gender, nationality, sexuality and social class in contemporary society.
- Leisure, consumption, and identity.
Littleover Community School Sixth Form specialises in AS and A2 Level Courses - we do not offer any alternative/vocational courses. Regardless of which 'wave' of the ongoing A Level reforms each subject is in, we will expect all students to sit AS examinations at the end of Year 12 and A2 examinations at the end of Year 13.
We therefore expect all students to enrol to study 4 AS Levels in Year 12. Most students will then drop one subject at the end of Year 12 having completed the AS Level qualification, continuing with the other 3 to A2 level.
The minimum entry criteria for Littleover Community School Sixth Form is 5 A*-C/9-5 grades at GCSE including Maths and English Language. Students who achieve a grade 4 in Maths or English Language will be considered on an individual basis. However, the vast majority of our students will achieve 8 or more A*-C/9-5 grades with A*-8/9-6 in the subjects they wish to study at A Level. If students plan to study subjects that they have not studied at GCSE level we will expect A*-B/9-6 in subjects that have a similar skills set.
Specific entry criteria:
- Written examination (1 hour 30 mins)
- 50% of AS Level Marks
- Written examination (1 hour 30 minutes)
- 50% of AS Level Marks
Studying Sociology develops a range of analytical skills as well as empowering students to play informed roles in society. It will be useful for any career which involves working with people, however it is ideally suited to students considering careers in:-
- Civil Service.
- Journalism and the Media.
- Social Work.
- Human Resources.
- Social Research.
- Retail and Leisure.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Littleover Community School directly.