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Sociology A level at Haileybury Turnford School

Course description

Sociology AS/A2 Level is an exciting and stimulating field of study that analyses key moments in our personal lives, our communities and our world. The study of sociology can awaken what the American sociologist C. Wright Mills called "the social imagination." This refers to the ability to become aware of the important relationship between individual experience and the wider society. You will learn to study people and the roles they play in society, both as individuals and in groups, as well as how Sociologists attempt to fix problems in societies. Sociology covers a wide range of topics including: Race and Racism, Crime and Social Regulation, Social Policy, Family, Work, Gender, Education, Social Organizations, Culture, Poverty, Social Interaction, Socialization, Social Demography and Criminal Justice Systems.

Entry requirements

A GCSE level 5 or above in English Language and four other GCSE’s Grade C or above. A strong evidence of literacy skills is desirable.

Future opportunities

A Level Sociology can be the first step towards degree-level study of sociology and many other subjects.

Degree-level study of Sociology could lead to jobs such as:

Social or youth worker

Community development worker

Family support worker

International aid/development worker

Social researcher

The study of sociology is also valuable in fields such as politics, the civil service, education, HR, marketing and media. In the workplace, you'll find your A Level Sociology will demonstrate to employers that you have the ability to commit to learning, a good understanding of people, and excellent reasoning and analytical skills - essential in practically every walk of life.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Haileybury Turnford School directly.

Last updated date: 18 October 2017
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