Sociology AS Level (AQA) at Ryburn Valley High School
The one year A/S is free-standing or can be converted to 'A' level by a second year of study. It provides a very useful additional subject to most areas, especially other Social Sciences or Arts/Humanities based courses. It can be an interesting balance to Mathematical or Science based courses. In terms of careers, if you are aiming to work in any area that involves regular contact with, and understanding of, the public (e.g. Education, Media, Police, Social work, etc.) you will find the themes covered very useful. However, more importantly, provided you are prepared to put the effort in, you should find Sociology an enriching and eye-opening experience. At A/S assessment is by examination only.
You could take this course to complement other advanced level courses or to prepare for the A2 part of an Advanced GCE in Sociology, which could lead you onto higher education in one or more of the Social Sciences such as Sociology, Development Studies, Anthropology or more general higher education courses.With further training, you could go into a job related to Sociology and people such as a Social Worker, Teacher, Social Researcher or a more general position working within the Social Services.You could also go straight into a job as the AS GCE is a recognised qualification that will help you develop the skills, understanding and knowledge that many employers across lots of industries are looking for, especially in the health and social care sectors.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Ryburn Valley High School directly.