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Sociology A level at Falmouth School

Course description

A level Sociology appeals to a broad range of students, some taking the Arts, others Sciences. Sociology is not offered at GCSE at many schools, so for the vast majority of students this will be a very new subject. Sociology is a social science that studies both social behaviour and society, using various methods of empirical investigation and critical analysis to develop a body of knowledge about social order, disorder, and change; as well as research. The course is designed so you can discuss and debate current trends in society and acquire a deeper understanding of the world around you. You will study in depth how your age, social class, ethnicity, religion, or gender can affect your experiences, life chances and relationships with others in society. As a result, there is much opportunity for debate and discussion, which is often lively, and sometimes heated. Social research informs politicians and policymakers, educators, planners, legislators, administrators, developers, business magnates, managers, social workers, non-governmental organisations, non-profit organisations, and people interested in resolving social issues in general. There is often a great deal of crossover between social research, market research, and other statistical fields.

Future opportunities

Sociology is regarded as a good academic subject for applying for a Humanities degree course. It is a key qualification for entering a wide variety of careers, such as social work, nursing, teaching, journalism, public relations, the police force and many others. It is a versatile and flexible qualification, recognised by many employers.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 10 January 2018

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years

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