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Sociology A level at Monks Walk School

Course description

For those students who wish to challenge common sense ideas and question how society works, have enthusiasm, drive and the ability to discover new forms of learning, then Sociology is for them.

Sociology is the study of individuals and groups in society and AS Level Sociology looks at the family, education and how it has changed and sociological research methods. Students go on to study Crime, Religion and Sociological theory at A2.

Students compare the experiences of different social groups, for example the impact of social class on education, and the impact of gender on crime. Finally, students look at the ‘big picture’ - how sociological ‘theories’ view society at large which crosses over into all the topics you could ever study within Sociology.

Entry requirements

A*- B at GCSE, equivalent or similar subject. English at GCSE B or above. APS: 40 or above.

Future opportunities

Sociology’s insights into social processes provide a useful contrast to Business Studies, History and Psychology. It can serve as a qualification for entry into a wide range of Higher Education degree courses and is a must for such degrees as social work. It is highly relevant to any occupation that involves working with people including such careers as business management, human resources, advertising, events’ management, armed forces, police force, health service and politics.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Monks Walk School directly.

Last updated date: 25 October 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years