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Sociology A Level at Newton Abbot College

Course description

The course has a strong focus on contemporary UK society, examining its place in a global context. You will learn a number of skills including the use of evidence to support your arguments, how to investigate facts and critical thinking. It is relevant to the society you live in so you are bound to enjoy learning about topics that are relevant to everyday life; plus it opens the door to a fantastic range of interesting careers.

Course content

Course modules over the two years include:

  • Education with Methods;
  • Families and households;
  • Crime and Deviance;
  • Social Inequality.

Entry requirements

Students must have achieved a minimum of Grade 4 or above in both English and Mathematics and Grade C (equivalent) in at least 3 other GCSE/Level 2 qualifications.

Future opportunities

Sociology would be suitable for careers in:

  • Social Services;
  • Education;
  • Criminal Justice;
  • Welfare Services;
  • Government;
  • Counselling;
  • Charities and the Voluntary Sector.

Specific careers include:

  • Charity Fundraiser;
  • Community Development Worker;
  • Counsellor;
  • Lecturer;
  • Housing Officer;
  • Teacher;
  • Probation Officer;
  • Social Researcher;
  • Social Worker;
  • Welfare Rights Adviser.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Newton Abbot College directly.

Last updated date: 04 October 2017

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years