Sociology AS Level at City of Wolverhampton College
By studying this course you wil study:
- Education with methods in context (AS)
- Families and households and research methods (AS)
- Education with theory and methods (A2)
- Crime and Deviance with theory and methods (A2)
- Beliefs in Society (A2)
It is only yesterday that mankind was living in the caves, and the day before when we were swinging from branch to branch with the other creatures. Yet, in what is really the blink of an eye, we have developed into a complex society with a wide number of problems and opportunities to live with. It’s those factors which affect how our species, and the tribes and family groups within it, works on a day to day basis. Over a two year period you’ll cover a spectrum of topics which, between them, will help you make sense of the society we live in and understand the culture and identity issues which affect us all.
Studying Sociology offers insights into social and cultural issues. It helps you develop a multi-perspective and critical approach to understanding issues around culture, identity, religion, crime, childhood and social power. More than once during the course you’re bound to ask yourself the question, “why have we developed like this. Poverty, ignorance, crime, injustice ... shouldn’t we have left them in the Stone Age?”
If this sounds interesting to you, then you’ll love Sociology!
To access this course you are required to have:
- Five or more GCSEs at Grade C including English and maths and to meet the required ALIS score
You will assessed through two written papers in year one and three in year two.
The skills you will learn from this course will enable you to:
- Pursue a career in social work, psychology, nursing or medicine. The subject is also useful in a number of other careers, like marketing, advertising, PR, journalism, law, teaching and the caring services!
- Progress on to Higher Education, apprenticeships or employment
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact City of Wolverhampton College directly.