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Sociology A level at King Edward VI Sixth Form College

Course description

Sociology aims to develop a critical understanding of human societies in the 21st century. If you are interested in society, the reasons for your behaviour or discovering explanations for the inequalities in the world, then Sociology is for you.

Some Sociological questions to consider:

  • • Who are you? How has your culture influenced your identity?
  • • How are your chances in life affected by your social class, gender and ethnic background? What about your age, disability or sexuality?How much of a difference do these factors make?
  • • Why are some groups likely to achieve more rewards than other groups?
  • • Is Society a fair place to live?
  • • How has Globalisation affected you and other people?

    Sociology gives you the opportunity to debate, analyse, and evaluate a variety of possible answers to these and other issues. You will also have the opportunity to become be involved in educational trips over the course, such as visiting the Slavery Museum in Liverpool, and hear from professional sociologists talking about their research first hand.

Entry requirements

A good standard of written English and a readiness to read around the issues covered are strongly recommended. You should also be genuinely interested in contemporary and social issues and the world around you.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact King Edward VI Sixth Form College directly.

Last updated date: 01 October 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 years
  • Course code: 36000511644097


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