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A Level Sociology at The Elmgreen School

Course description

Is this course for me?
If you have an interest in understanding the behaviour of people and investigating how different social groups are affected by the society they live in, then Sociology is for you. The specifications build on, but do not depend on, the knowledge, understanding and skills specified for GCSE Sociology. It is recommended that candidates have attained communication and literacy skills at a level equivalent to

Course content

You will

  •  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 issue

First Year:
You will study 2 units:
AS Unit SCLY1: Families and Households
AS Unit SCLY2: Education and Research Methods

Second Year:
You will study 2 more units:
A2 Unit SCLY3: Beliefs in Society
A2 Unit SCLY4: Crime and Deviance and Research Methods

Entry requirements

GCSE Grade C in English Language and a GCSE Grade C or above in a humanities subject like History or Geography.

Future opportunities

It will enable students to go onto Higher education to study a wide range of courses including Social Sciences, Sociology, History, Social Work and Social Policy, Theology, Philosophy, and Law. All jobs that entail dealing with the general public like social services, teaching, charity work, Politics, legal work, Police and the wider Education sector.

This qualification could prepare you for careers and further educational qualifications in:
 All research based degrees at University/College
 Civil Service and all Public Sector work
 Education and Academia
 The Arts

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 05 June 2015
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