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Sociology AS Level at Wheatley Park School

Course description

Over a fascinating 2 year period you will cover a range of subjects, which between them will help you make sense of the society we live in and understand the culture and identify issues which affect us all.

 Why is society built the way it is today?  

Who are the winners and losers?

What drives us to commit crime and harm others in our community?

Is the education system destroying your opportunities?

Studying sociology offers insights into social and cultural issues. More than once during the course you are 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?”

Sociology is a great choice of subject for people who want a career in Social Work, Nursing, Marketing, Advertising, Public Relations, Journalism, Law or Teaching.  You will develop a critical writing and thinking style which suits both higher education and the workplace.  

Course content

You will study “Families and Households”, “Education” and Sociological Research Methods.

Unit 1 Education/Research Methods and Methods in Context

Unit 2 Families and Households

What skills will I learn?

How to use evidence to support your arguments

  • How to investigate facts and use deduction
  • How to put over your point of view fluently
  • How to work as a team to achieve results
  • How to take responsibility for your own learning

Entry requirements

The basic entry requirement for Level 3 courses in Wheatley Park Sixth Form is to complete 8 GCSEs or equivalent, including a minimum of grade 4 in five subjects which must include English and Mathematics.


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How to apply

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

Last updated date: 14 November 2017

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