Sociology A Level at Reading College
You will study a variety of sociological theories, studies and concepts, and learn how to evaluate these in a critical manner. The focus
will tend to be on British society but comparisons will be made with other countries. Your study will involve a combination of practical exercises and theory.
This course can be studied as part of the Communication or Social Science Pathway.
You will learn how to analyse the society in which we live. You will examine sociological theories, studies and concepts and learn how to evaluate them.
Your study will include the following:
- Unit 1: families and households
- Unit 2: education and sociological methods
- Unit 3: beliefs in society
- Unit 4: crime and deviance linked to theory and methods.
Your Sociology AS level can be a stand-alone qualification or lead on to A2 study. You will have your own specialist personal tutor who you will meet individually or as part of a group tutorial and they will help you set review and achieve your targets.
There is an extensive programme of support to help you make higher education decisions and move on to university. The vast majority of A-level students progress successfully to higher education.
There is an extensive programme of enrichment opportunities on offer and you will be encouraged to select from a range including volunteering, work experience, sport and performing.
Six GCSE grades A* to C including English Language. A minimum of a D grade at AS allows you to progress on to your second year of study.
You will learn in groups and there will be ongoing timed assessments. There is no formal coursework assessment on this course.
The fee for international students for the 2016 entrance is £12,950 per year. Scholarships of up to £6,250 are available, for more information on International entries contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sociology could lead to a variety of jobs or university courses and is a good general qualification which is very well regarded by universities and employers.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Reading College directly.