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Sociology at Maltby Academy

Course description

Sociology gives an insight into the workings of the social system and develops your skills of analysis and evaluation. It provides a good background for study at a higher level in the Social Siences. If you are considering careers in Education, Social or Public Service and Medicine you will find Sociology is included in your training. You must be prepared to work hard, practice and develop your essay wrting skills on a regular basis throughout the course. Sociology involves higher level of thinking skills: you must be prepared to develop your ability to think things out for yourself using sociology theories and concepts. The course involves the following: The Study of Mass Media The Study of Education Theory and Methods

Course content

What is included?

  • Family Diversity
  • Childhood
  • Sociological Perspectives
  • Role of Education
  • Social Differences

Entry requirements

5 A*-C GCSE grades including English & maths

A minimum grade B in English


Three exams at the end of the two years

A range of different aspects of society included

Chance to conduct own social research projects

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Future opportunities

Sociology gives insight into the workings of social systems. You will learn skills such as evaluation of theories, essay techniques and how to respond to information. It is a discipline accepted by universities and employers alike. Students of Sociology go onto a hugely diverse range of careers, from jobs in the media, such as researchers and journalists, to teaching and lecturing, Police, social work and health care. The list is endless.

Further information

To find out more about this qualification, contact Miss Curtis or Miss Saynor-Young at Maltby Academy.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 02 March 2016

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