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Sociology A Level at Seven Kings School

Course description

Who should study Sociology?

This course is designed for those students who have an interest in explaining and analysing the contemporary social world. 

Course content

The main themes studied throughout the course are: socialisation, social differentiation, power and stratification.

Year 12 Sociology

Students will cover the following content:

Unit 1 Education and research methods

Unit 2 Family

Year 13 Sociology

Student will cover the following content:

Unit 2 continued Mass Media

Unit 3 Crime and Deviance and Sociological Theory and Research Methods.

Entry requirements

In order to study 4 subjects at A Level you must have at least 5 A*-As in your GCSEs (A 7 or better counts as one of these)

In order to study 3 subjects at A Level and 1 subject at AS Level you must have at least 6 A*-Bs in your GCSEs (A 6 or better counts as one of these)

In order to study 3 subjects at A Level you must have at least 5 A*-Bs in your GCSEs (A 6 or better counts as one of these)

You must have as a minimum of a 5 or above in English Language and Maths

In order to study a subject at A Level you must have at least a grade B (or a 5) in the subject at GCSE:

To study Accounts you must have a at least a 5 in maths

To study Economics you must have a 5 or above in GCSE English Language

To study Maths you need a 7 in GCSE Maths.  Further Maths will be available to those students who have achieved an 8 at GCSE; if you take Further Maths you will also study an AS level in Maths in another option block, so this means 2 Maths AS levels

To study AS Music you need a Grade 5 in an instrument

To study PE you must have at least a B grade in Core Science

To study Psychology you must have at least 5 in English Language and a B Core Science

To study computer science you must have studied it t GCSE and obtained a B grade

To study 1 Science you must have at least a B grade in the subject chosen and additional science students need at least a B grade on average across the exam elements of their course

To study 2 or more Sciences you must have As in those subjects and combined science students will need As in those subjects chosen

To study Physics you also need a 6 or above in Maths

In order to study a subject you have not previously studied at GCSE you must have at least a 5 in English Language or at least a GCSE grade B in a humanity subject

Assessment

Students will be assessed by a combination of short questions and extended essays.

Future opportunities

The nature of Sociology makes the subject an ideal choice for a range of careers and a higher education option.  Sociology has become a central part of specialist training courses for professions such as teaching, nursing, police, social work, journalism and management.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Seven Kings School directly.

Last updated date: 09 March 2017
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