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Sociology A-Level at Egglescliffe School

Course description

Sociology at Egglescliffe School follows the AQA syllabus. Over the two years four modules are studied; two in year 12 and two in year 13. Two modules are examined at the end of Y12 for the AS qualification. Four units are examined at the end of Y13 for the A-level qualification.

Studying Sociology requires and develops the skills of being able to interpret, analyse and compare evidence and theories about the nature of social phenomena. Students will need to be willing to further develop their ability to write about and evaluate complex ideas in detail.

Course content

Sociology is concerned with the study of people in modern society. It looks at how our thoughts and behaviour might be influenced by those around us and provides a theoretical framework to analyse the society in which we live. For example, why do boys seem to be underachieving in exams? Why do women live longer than men? Why do people commit crime? Topics studied in Year 12 include, Education, Methods and Families and Households.

In Year 13 students will study Mass Media and debate Crime and Deviance. Students will be expected to keep up to date with current issues in the news and will be expected to read widely and take an interest in social issues.

Entry requirements

5+ A*-C grades in GCSEs or equivalent qualifications including English Language and Maths.

Subject Specific

Not only will it be a subject new to most students but much of the language and terminology will also be new so Grade C in English language is advised.

Future opportunities

Further study and postgraduate research in the Social Sciences, Nursing, Management, Accountancy, the Police and Teaching.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 24 April 2015

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