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Sociology at Heartlands Academy

Course description

Sociology is the study of society and investigates issues such as how those from differing backgrounds are more likely to turn to crime, in choosing A level sociology, students study how different theories have changed and affected education, family policies and the politics of the UK At AS level, students cover the topics of culture and identity, families and households, wealth, poverty and welfare, education, health and research methods. At A2 level, students study the topics of beliefs in society, global development, mass media, power and politics, crime and deviance. Sociology is suitable preparation for the following career paths: social work, politics, law enforement, teaching and many more. The aims of these specifications are to encourage candidates to: • acquire knowledge and a critical understanding of contemporary social processes and social changes; • appreciate the significance of theoretical and conceptual issues in sociological debate; • understand and evaluate sociological methodology and a range of research methods through active involvement in the research process; • develop skills that enable individuals to focus on their personal identity, roles and responsibilities within society; • develop a lifelong interest in social issues.

Course content

Sociology is the study of society and investigates issues such as how those from different backgrounds are more likely to turn to crime. In choosing A level sociology students study how different theories have changed and affected education, family policies and the politics of the UK.

 

 

At AS Level students look at the topics of culture and identity, families and households, wealth, poverty and welfare, education, health and research methods. At A2 students will study the topics of beliefs in society, global development, mass media, power and politics, crime and deviance.

 

 

Sociology is suitable preparation for the following career paths: social work, politics, law enforcement, teaching and many more.

Entry requirements

A minimum of five A* - C grade GCSE's including English

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Heartlands Academy directly.

Last updated date: 02 October 2014
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