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Sociology A Level at Trinity School

Course description

Sociology is the study of human groups and social life in modern societies. How people think and act, how they interact with each other: as well as studying how we make decisions about our identities and lifestyle, you will investigate the various external influences on peoples’ lives such as the media, education and the family. You’ll never watch the news in the same way again!

Course content

Paper 1: Education with Theory and Methods
Written exam: 2 hours
80 marks, 33.3% of A-level
Education: short answer and extended writing, 50 marks
Methods in Context: extended writing, 20 marks
Theory and Methods: extended writing, 10 marks

Paper 2: Topics in Sociology
Section A: one from option 1: Culture and Identity/Families and Households/ Health/Work, Poverty & Welfare
Section B: one from option 2: Beliefs in Society/Global Development/The Media/ Stratification & Differentiation

Written exam: 2 hours
80 marks, 33.3% of A-level

Questions

Section A: extended writing, 40 marks
Section B: extended writing, 40 marks

Paper 3: Crime and Deviance with Theory and Methods
Compulsory content: Crime and Deviance and Theory and Methods
Written exam: 2 hours
80 marks, 33.3% of A-level
Questions
Crime and Deviance: short answer and extended writing, 50 marks
Theory and Methods: extended writing, 30 marks

Future opportunities

Career choices are diverse and depend largely on individual student interests. Although teaching and research are the largest areas of employment for sociologists, students may find careers in applied or clinical sociology including government administration, social services, non-profit organizations, private business, education and healthcare.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 18 September 2017

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