Sociology AS & A Level at Richard Huish College
Sociology is an exciting, dynamic subject that will develop your understanding of people and how they are affected by the world in which they live. The study of A Level Sociology will focus on contemporary society. You will be encouraged to develop your own sociological awareness through active engagement with the contemporary social world. You will develop your critical and analytical skills in relation to everyday life. It will challenge your common sense and ‘taken for granted’ assumptions.
You will study concepts and theoretical issues through three components:
- Socialisation and culture understanding the processes of cultural transmission, socialisation and the acquisition of identity.
- Methods of sociological enquiry demonstrating knowledge of research methods and their relationship to theory.
- Power and stratification where you will study themes applied to areas in society such as families and households, education and crime and deviance.
Standard college entry requirements: 5 GCSEs at grade C or above, including Maths and English Language
We are always looking for potential residential trips that give the students the opportunity to develop and apply their Sociological knowledge and skills. In recent years we have been to Prague, Budapest, Venice, and Berlin.
Many Sociology graduates work in the public sector in a social or welfare role; others go into the private sector. Employers include local and central government, industry, commerce, the NHS, education authorities, further and higher education, and charitable, counselling and voluntary organisations.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Richard Huish College directly.