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Sociology AS & A Level at Queen Elizabeth's School

Course description

Sociology is an exciting AS/A level subject in which students gain a wider understanding of individuals and society. The course encourages critical thought about social processes and changes — through crime, law making, social attitudes, the decline in formal religion and through the influence of individuals, social protest and social movements.

Students will also demonstrate the use of theory and concepts in sociological debate; research and evaluate sociological research methods and practice. There is a strong element of discussion which enables students to think deeply about moral and social issues, whilist debating their beliefs with others. Students develop an interest in wider social issues and are encouraged to reflect on society, laws, life chances and outcomes for groups based on class, gender, ethnicity and age. 

Entry requirements

Grade C in Maths and Grade C in English Lit/Lang. Students do not need to have a GCSE in Sociology but if have a GCSE Sociology or Health & Social Care they must have attained a grade B in order to demonstrate suitability.

Assessment

AS Only

  • Education with Methods in Context
    50% weighting
    Examination
  • Research Methods and Topics: Families and Households
    50% weighting
    Examination

A Level Full Course

  • Education with Theory and Methods
    33% weighting
    Examination
  • Topics: Families and Households, Beliefs in Socity
    33% weighting
    Examination
  • Crime & Deviance with Theory and Methods
    33% weighting
    Examination

Future opportunities

Higher education: Law, Government and Politics, International Relations, Social Policy, Sociology. Careers: Civil Service, Teaching, Social Work, Media, Journalism, Nursing, Graduate Training Schemes - with a Sociology Degree in Business, Marketing, Social Research, Law, Police.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Queen Elizabeth's School directly.

Last updated date: 13 October 2016
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