Sociology at Calder High School
Sociology addresses the most challenging issues of our time. It is the study of social life, social change, and the social causes and consequences of human behaviour. Since all human behaviour is social, the subject matter of sociology ranges from the intimate family to the hostile mob; from organized crime to religious cults; from the divisions of race, gender and social class to the shared beliefs of a common culture; and from the sociology of work to the sociology of sports. In fact, few fields have such broad scope and relevance for research, theory, and application of knowledge.
Unit 1 (40%) Families and Households - Exam based
Unit 2 (60%) Education with Research methods - Exam based
Unit 3 (40%) Beliefs in Society - Exam based
Unit 4 (60%) Crime and Deviance AND Theory and Methods – Exam based
Please note there is no coursework option for Sociology A-level.
5 A-C grades including English
GCSE C grade or above in a Humanities subject (RS, Geography, History)
Sociology can provide an excellent basis for most social science courses, such as Sociology, Politics, Law, Economics, Psychology, Anthropology, Social Welfare, as well as Philosophy & Religious Studies. It provides very good key skills in terms of independent learning, managing time and studies effectively and written communication.
Sociology is an excellent subject for employment in a huge variety of areas including the Law, Police, Social Welfare, Mass media, Education, the Civil Service, community work, transport, and environment and management.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Calder High School directly.