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Sociology A level at Shenfield High School

Course description

A Level Sociology is for students with an interest in the police, law, education, medicine and social work. The course is designed to:

  • Give students the opportunity to gain a nationally recognised qualification towards a career in the police, law, education, medicine or social work
  • Give students the opportunity to develop a range of skills that are required for success in working life

Students will therefore need to have a genuine interest in people, society and current affairs.

Course content

Units that will be studied include:

  • Families and Households
  • Education with Research methods
  • Beliefs in Society
  • Crime and Deviance with Theory and Methods

Entry requirements

Written English is a key skill in Sociology, and is very important for careers in the police, law, education, medicine and social work. Therefore, pupils are required to have a B grade in English Language and a C grade in Mathematics at GCSE. Grade B in a humanities based subject is also desirable.

Assessment

All units are assessed by written examinations. Assessment within school will take the form of group work, oral presentations, tests and written work.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Shenfield High School directly.

Last updated date: 12 October 2016

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years

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