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Sociology A Level at St Edmund Campion Catholic School

Course description

Sociology is the study of social behaviour or society, including its origins, development, organization, networks, and institutions. It is a social science that uses various methods of empirical investigation and critical analysis to develop a body of knowledge about social order, disorder, and change. Many sociologists aim to conduct research that may be applied directly to social policy and welfare, while others focus primarily on refining the theoretical understanding of social processes. Subject matter ranges from the micro-sociology level of individual agency and interaction to the macro level of systems and the social structure.

Learning takes place in different forms through debates, discussions, researching, analysing and using different methods to investigate how society runs.

Course content

Paper 1: Education with Theory and Methods (2 hours written exam, 33.3% of A-level)
- Education: short answer and extended writing, 50 marks
- Methods in Context: extended writing, 20 marks
- Theory and Methods: extended writing, 10 marks

Paper 2: Topics in Sociology (2 hours written exam, 33.3% of A-level)
- Section A: extended writing, 40 marks
- Section B: extended writing, 40 marks

Paper 3: Crime and Deviance with Theory and Methods (2 hours written exam, 33.3% of a-level)
- Crime and Deviance: short answer and extended writing, 50 marks
- Theory and Methods: extended writing, 30 marks

Sociology is the study of society and therefore the topics you will be covering over the two years gives you an opportunity to visit the different religious place of worship and a prison to support your work on Crime and Deviance.

Entry requirements

5 in English GCSE

Future opportunities

There are many kinds of a degree in this field and Sociology can be combined with other degree subjects. Jobs directly related to a Sociology degree include community development worker, social/community work, family support worker, teacher, international aid/development worker.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St Edmund Campion Catholic School directly.

Last updated date: 22 August 2017
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