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Socilogy AS/A2 Level at Netherthorpe School

Course description

 

During the course you will complete extended writing and essay tasks, so being comfortable reading and assimilating information is essential, as well as the ability to express ideas and communicate well in writing. Students will be expected to have an interest in current issues and be willing to discuss these.

Course content

The actual Examination Board syllabus that will be used is still under discussion but the information below

gives an indication of the likely requirements.

To gain an AS qualification you will study:

Compulsory content:

Education

Methods in Context

Research methods

Optional content:

Culture and Identity

Families and Households

Health

Work, Poverty and Welfare

 

To gain an A level qualification you will study:

Compulsory content:

Education

Methods in Context

Research methods

Crime and Deviance

Theory and Methods

Optional content:

Culture and Identity

Families and Households

Health

Work, Poverty and Welfare

Beliefs in Society

Global Development

The Media

Stratification and Differentiation

 

 

 

Entry requirements

You do NOT need to have done GCSE Sociology to access this course. Some of the essential skills you require to be successful on the course include:

  • be willing to express your views in class discussions, debates and presentations.
  • be willing to listen to and respect the views of others.
  • be willing to summarise evidence in essays to present a clear argument which reaches a conclusion.

Assessment

AS Qualification 2 x 1.5 hour written examinations

A2 Qualification 3 x 2 hour written examinations

Future opportunities

Sociology is an extremely valued subject for higher education entry. Students of sociology are particularly in demand for “people centre occupations” and professions that demand an analytical approach to problem solving.

Hence, sociology students have gone on to careers as wide ranging as law, police, journalism, teaching, social work, nursing, and personnel work.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 02 June 2015

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 - 2 Years

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