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Sociology A Level at Hewens College

Course description

The AS course starts with a general introduction to socialisation, culture and identity. An early topic is Feral Children, whichallows you to discuss the relative importance of Nature (what you are born with) and Nurture (what you learn fromyour environment: there are many examples of children(‘the wolf children’) who have grown up with animalsand therefore behave as animals. On all parts of the courseyou will study the importance of social background (‘whydoes it matter where you live?’) gender (‘how are boysand girls brought up differently/’) ethnicity (the importanceof cultural differences). For the first AS exam paper you willneed an understanding of research methods. Hence, inthe first term, you will have the opportunity to complete asmall-scale research assignment to gain experience of howsociologists work.'

Entry requirements

5 A*-C GCSE grades or the equivalent, including C in Maths and English.'

Future opportunities

A-Level Sociology is accepted by universities as a valid entry requirement to degree courses, no matter what subjectyou wish to study at degree level. Students wishing to go into social services, health care, policing, the law, the mediaor teaching will find knowledge of sociology very useful (and in some cases necessary as part of their professionaltraining).'

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Hewens College directly.

Last updated date: 18 June 2015
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