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Sociology A Level at Highlands School

Course description

You will be developing practical research skills by means of designing, carrying out and analysing your own sociological research.

Sociology is suitable if you:

  • want to explore and understand how society works
  • enjoy debating and critically analysing social theory
  • enjoy creating and carrying out social research
  • want to use Sociology to move on to further studies in Higher Education or to support other qualifications.

Course content

2 units at AS Level, including:

  • Unit 1 Families and Household
  • Unit 2 Education

2 units at A2, including:

  • Unit 3 Beliefs in Society
  • Unit 4 Crime and Deviance

Entry requirements

Grade B or better in a GCSE humanities subject or GCSE English

Assessment

Written examinations including source material and essays

Future opportunities

Sociology gives you a number of skills that can be useful in a variety or careers. It can also lead you into higher education courses such as Social Policy or Anthropology. Jobs in areas such as Marketing, Journalism, Social Research, teaching all require skills learnt from Sociology.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 22 July 2016
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