Sociology at Holyhead
Sociology enables you to focus on your personal identity, roles and responsibilities within society and to develop a lifelong interest in the social issues that affect us on a daily basis. Who holds power? Why is this? Why do inequalities exist? Is society truly fair, and, are we really, as the Universal Declaration of Human Rights declares, all born free and equal?
The ability to write extended pieces of writing is crucial as the examinations feature a number of essay questions. An interest in society and contemporary debates is highly beneficial and the ability to make links between topics and concepts ensures access to the highest grades.
Component 1a - socialisation, culture and identity - an introduction to key themes, issues and perspectives.
Component 1b - youth subcultures - applying skills and knowledge from 1a to the social debates surrounding youth.
Component 2 - researching and understanding social inequalities - understanding sand applying the specific skills used to effectively research different groups in society.
A minimum of 5 A*-C grades at GCSE including Maths
Grade B in GCSE English
Component 1A: AS-level is 100% examination. It is made up of 2 x 1.5 hour examinations. Both units feature source material.
Component 1B - features approximately 6 compulsory questions ranging from 2 - 20 marks.
Component 2 - features approximately 9 questions ranging from 2 - 20 marks.
Mentoring opportunities from university students, master classes and Taster Days at local universities while recent trips have included events run by ex convicts and prison wardens about the criminal justice system, relevant cinema screenings and the Galleries of Justice.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Holyhead directly.