Sociology, AQA at Penistone Grammar Advanced Learning Centre
Sociology is the study of society. Central to this is the consideration of the relationship between individuals, cultures and communities with structures of power, such as the Government or wealthy people. There are a host of interesting topics to be explored including power and inequality, sexuality, suicide and religious fundamentalism.
You must be able to examine your own views of the world and accept other peoples' point of view. You will be expected to form your own opinions and be able to back these up in a rational way. Like with many subjects you will be expected to keep up to date the current events, be prepared to read extensively and participate in discussions.
To secure a place at our Post 16 Centre five passes or more GCSE passes at grade C or above and a minimum of a C grade in both English Language and Mathematics. All students will also need a B Grade GCSE in any subject they are wanting to study at A Level.
All assessments are by external examination.
Your exams are a mixture of short questions, mini-essays and large essays. You will undertake a great deal of practice questions throughout the year to prepare you.
You could take this course to complement other advanced level courses or to prepare for the A2 part of an Advanced GCE in Sociology, which could lead you onto higher education in one or more of the Social Sciences such as Sociology, Development Studies, Anthropology or more general higher education courses. With further training, you could go into a job related to Sociology and people such as a Social Worker, Teacher, Social Researcher or a more general position working within the Social Services.
Mrs J Farrell (subject learning leader) e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Penistone Grammar Advanced Learning Centre directly.