A Level Sociology at Grindon Hall Christian School - GHCS
These qualifications offer an engaging and effective introduction to sociology. Students will learn the fundamentals of the subject and develop skills valued by higher education (HE) and employers, including critical analysis, independent thinking and research. The central focus of study in this specification is on UK society today, with consideration given to comparative dimensions, where relevant, including the study of UK society within its globalised context.
Methods in context
Families and households
Beliefs in society
Crime and deviance
Theory and methods
Minimum entry requirements are in line with the School’s admission policy, but a grade B at GCSE English or equivalent is recommended.
The AS specification is designed to be taken over one or two years and with all assessments taken at the end of the course (in the form of written examinations). The A-level specification is designed to be taken over two years with all assessments taken at the end of the course. These are linear qualifications. In order to achieve the award, students must complete all exams in May/June in a single year. All assessments must be taken in the same series. This course will also allow students to switch between AS and A-level during the first year if they wish
Higher Education Opportunities
Sociology is a popular choice for students at university. The majority of universities offer sociology - with options to study criminology or social policy.
Many opportunities are available to sociology graduates, including qualitative market research, public service professions, administrative roles in government and other organizations, education and teaching, social work, the police force, law.
You can download the specification for this course and sample assessment material (past exam papers) from www.aqa.org.uk. You are strongly recommended to look through these so that you are fully informed about the course and what you will learn to see if it is right for you.
Complementary subjects at A-Level
Geography, History, Psychology
Mrs K Buchanan
Head of Sociology and Psychology
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Grindon Hall Christian School - GHCS directly.