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Sociology A Level at St Augustine's CE High School

Course description

Human beings are social creatures and sociology helps you to make sense of the world. Sociology students will explore human behaviour as it relates to social interaction with individuals, social groups, and social institutions (e.g. the family, the workplace etc.) Over two years you will study the following…
 
Year 1-
  • Socialisation, culture and identity
  • Families and relationships
  • Researching and understanding social inequality relating to social class, gender, ethnicity and age
  • Understanding social inequalities relating to social class, gender, ethnicity and age
Year 2-
  • Globalisation and the digital world
  • Crime and deviance

Course content

You will experience a variety of teaching methods and styles, but the course is mainly classroom based. There are options to attend enrichment activities such as a visit to the Bethnal Green Museum of Childhood to take part in a workshop about the social construction of Childhood and a walking tour of London focusing on the life of Karl Marx

Entry requirements

No prior knowledge of the subject is necessary. You will need to have passed English to a level 6 and be proficient in communicating in written format. An interest in the social nature of the human species and an eagerness to understand cause of human behaviour.

Assessment

We work to the OCR exam board and there are three timed examination papers at the end of a two year course.
 
Paper 1-
  • Socialisation, culture and identity
  • Families and relationships
Paper 2-
  • Researching and understanding social inequality relating to social class, gender, ethnicity and age
  • Understanding social inequalities relating to social class, gender, ethnicity and age
Paper 3-
  • Globalisation and the digital world
  • Crime and deviance
You will answer a mix of short and longer questions some based on source material.

Future opportunities

Studying Sociology trains you to ask the what, how and why questions about human society, it also helps to develops a strong background in writing, critical thinking, theory, and research. These skills are essential to a number of different occupations in areas such as: research, administration, public health, human services, business, counselling, law, politics, and public relations. In fact, almost any job that deals with interpersonal skills can benefit from a sound sociological background.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St Augustine's CE High School directly.

Last updated date: 29 March 2017
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