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Sociology at Reepham High School and College

Course description

Sociology is the study of human social behaviour, especially the study of the origins, organisation, institutions, and development of human society. Several students took part in a trip with the Law Department to the Houses of Parliament and the Royal Courts of Justice and we arrange visits to university departments alongside inviting visiting speakers to the College. During this course, you’ll find out the answers to questions such as: Why are you less likely to go to university if you are poor? Why is the divorce rate rising? Why does your ethnic background make a difference to how many GCSEs you achieve? How can Sociology explain the 2011 riots? You’ll also gain skills in interviewing people and analysing facts and figures - skills that employers across the labour market are looking for.

It is a subject in which students are encouraged to develop a critical approach to understanding the social world, good communication skills, appropriate essay writing skills; as well as a confidence in communicating ideas to a wider audience. Students who study Sociology are taught four modules over two years. At AS these are Family and Households and Education and Research methods. At A2 Crime and Deviance with theory and methods and Mass Media. All modules are examined in June and there is no coursework assessment.

Sociology complements most other A levels, particularly Psychology, History, Law, English, Economics, Geography, Business Studies, Media Studies, Philosophy and Ethics and Health and Social Care. Careers students have entered after studying Sociology include: social research, counselling, community and international development work, nursing, social work, the police force, teaching, probation work, charity fundraising, housing, human resources, youth work and advising on welfare rights and law

Entry requirements

You will need at least 5 GCSEs at grade C or above including English or Mathematics and have to meet the minimum entry requirements for each subject. Grade ‘B’ in English

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 30 May 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 Years