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Sociology A Level at Brookfield Community School

Course description

The course is suitable for a wide range of students with different backgrounds and aspirations. You might be:
- Interested in social issues and the world you live in
- Interested in studying social sciences at a higher level for example at university
- Also studying Psychology, History, Geography, English or Health and Social Care
- Interested in informed debate, both orally and in essay form

Course content

Sociology is the systematic study of human social life, groups and societies. Sociologists aim to investigate and understand the social world and human behaviour within it. They are particularly interested in understanding the ways in which society influences us and shapes our lives and the ways in which people change society.

In studying Sociology, you will be actively involved in exploring and asking questions about the society in which you live. Studying Sociology will offer you opportunities to gain a greater understanding of society and to make sense of your own experiences within it. Sociology is both thought-provoking and challenging because it forces people to rethink some of their commonsense views and assumptions.

Entry requirements

There are no formal requirements for the GCE in Sociology other than a minimum of a grade C in GCSE English Language.

Assessment

AS Level

Paper 1-Education with Methods in Context
50% of AS Level. Written examination—1 hour 30 minutes

Paper 2—Research Methods with families and households
50% of AS Level. Written examination—1 hour 30 minutes

A2 Level

Paper 1—Education with Theory and Methods
33.3% of A Level. Written examination—2 hours

Paper 2—Topics in Sociology—Family and Households, Beliefs in Society
33.3% of A Level. Written examination—2 hours

Paper 3—Crime and Deviance with Theory and Methods
33.3% of A Level. Written examination—2 hours

Future opportunities

- A Level Sociology is an academically respectable and recognised qualification for degrees in Humanities, Social Sciences and Law at all universities

It will be useful if you are...
- Thinking of following a career in an area of social policy, in local or central government
- Thinking of following a career which involves working with people eg Police, nursing, teaching, social work, personnel management

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Brookfield Community School directly.

Last updated date: 29 June 2015

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