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Sociology A level at Roding Valley High School

Course description

Sociology focuses on the relationship between individuals and the society in which they live. It encourages an investigation and understanding of cultural and identity issues found within modern society. In addition, it includes a study of research findings and evaluation of sociological research methods.

Course content

Students will examine key concepts and theories associated with the study of sociology. This includes: socialisation, nature versus nurture, social control, culture, norms, values, status, roles, globalisation, power and inequality.

Students will also study Research Methods this includes: practical, ethical and theoretical issues, sampling, interviews, questionnaires, observations, documents, statistics and experiments.

Future opportunities

University degrees that require or often prefer Sociology include:

Sociology; Social Science; Sociology & Anthropology; Business Management & Sociology; Behavioural Studies & Sociology; Criminology & Sociology;

Possible career paths:

Social research, teaching, social work, the Police force, criminology, journalism, human resources, youth worker.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 24 June 2015

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years

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