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Sociology A Level at Bury St Edmunds County Upper School

Course description

Sociology students are well prepared for a wide range of further educational and career options due to the diversity of learning built into the course. Many further education courses value the research methods taught as well as the insight into social behaviour. The broad range of career paths including management, marketing, the media, social work and teaching, make sociology a good choice for those who want to keep their options open.

Course content

Sociology explores human behaviour within contemporary society and looks at the beliefs and values that influence individuals and groups. During the course students study basic sociological theory and theorists, look at the research methods employed by sociologists and focus on various topics of interest to sociologists. These include education, the family, crime and deviance and the media.

Entry requirements

Students  who  wish  to  study  GCE  Advanced  level  courses  are  required  to  have  passed  at  least  five  GCSE  or  equivalent  level  two  courses  at  grades  5-9  including  a  minimum  of  grade 5 in the subjects they wish to study.  Most students attempting A level courses will have  more  than  this  minimum.  In  subjects  not  taught  at  GCSE  a  5  in  a  related  subject  is required (for example, a 5/6 in English would enable a student to study Politics).

 

 

Assessment

Education with Theory and Methods
Education: short answers and extended writing, 50 marks
Methods in Context: extended writing, 20 marks
Theory and Methods: extended writing, 10 marks
2 hour written
exam
80 marks
33.3%
 
Topics in Sociology - Families and Households and The Media
Families and Household:
extended writing, 40 marks
The Media: extended writing, 40 marks
2 hour written exam
80 marks
33.3%
 
Crime and Deviance with Theory and Methods
Crime and Deviance:
short answers and extended writing, 50 marks
Theory and Methods:
extended writing, 30 marks
2 hour written
exam
80 marks
33.3%

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Bury St Edmunds County Upper School directly.

Last updated date: 12 January 2018
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