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Sociology A Level at Beal High School

Course description

Students will study the AQA course. Candidates will be encouraged to develop their own sociological awareness through active engagement with the contemporary social world. Two core themes are integral to both AS and A Level courses:
 socialisation, culture and identity
 social differentiation, power and stratification
The impact of globalisation is also a key area emphasised in this new syllabus.

Future opportunities

Sociology is an academic subject which is accepted by all employers and universities. It is particularly useful for students who want to work with people and provides a good grounding for occupations such as Advertising, Journalism, Personnel Management, Social Work and Law. The usefulness of Social Sciences was highlighted in a 2014 Employment Survey which showed that graduates in these disciplines are more likely to find employment.

Further information

Independent thinking and the capacity to balance opposing views and world outlooks are necessary skills to study Sociology. Students must be prepared to read around the subject outside lesson times and keep up to date with current affairs, where relevant.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 05 October 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 years