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Sociology AS & A Level at Caterham High School

Course description

Studying Sociology will improve your understanding of yourself and your relationship with others in the context of the wider society in which you live. The skills required rely upon understanding and analysing the nature of scientific method; objectivity and the relative values of quantitative and qualitative methods.

There are opportunities to develop your understanding of spiritual, moral and cultural issues throughout the course. Candidates will learn to appreciate that society is made up of a rich variety of groups from different social cultural and religious backgrounds. You will be encouraged to reflect upon these within a sociological framework in relation to your own beliefs.

Course content

A Level Sociology develops your ability to interpret and evaluate information and to apply knowledge in a variety of social contexts.

  • Families and Households
  • Education and sociological methods
  • Beliefs in Society
  • Crime and deviance and theory and methods

Skills you will gain include:

  • Leadership
  • Critical thinking
  • Effective speaker
  • Deconstructing and applying material
  • Transferable skills
  • Looking at the global aspect of Sociology

Entry requirements

7 GCSE’s at grade A*–C including Maths, English at grade C/grade 4 and either Sociology, History or another essay writing subject. If a student has taken GCSE Sociology they must have achieved a B grade in the full exam course.

Future opportunities

A Level Sociology is a respected qualification and is accepted for entrance to all universities. It is particularly useful for careers in Media; Market Research and Advertising, journalism; Community and Social Work; Local Government and the Civil Service, Public Relations; Law; Business Management; Teaching; Police; Health and other Public services.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 03 January 2017
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