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Sociology A Level at Brooke Weston Academy

Course description

Sociology is the study of societies and the way that they shape people's behaviour; beliefs, and identity. This two year course has been designed so that students will acquire a knowledge and understanding of central aspects of sociological thought and methods, together with the application of a range of skills that may be applied in other subject areas.

Course content

  • Unit 1: Education with Theory and Methods (33.3% of the total A level marks)
  • Unit 2: Topics in Sociology - Families and households and Global development (33.3% of the total A level marks)
  • Unit 3: Crime and Deviance with Theory and Methods (33.3% of the total A level marks)

Entry requirements

Open to students who have gained at least a grade B in either GCSE sociology or English language.

Future opportunities

Sociology is accepted for admission to a wide range of university degree courses in the social sciences (e.g. social policy, social work and education), the arts, humanities and business studies. It is also accepted for training courses in health and social care, human resource management, leisure and tourism, journalism, the police and legal professions. Sociology A Level can lead directly to a career in social work, nursing, the police force or other professions where an understanding of people is an asset. The skills it develops are also valued for a variety of professions from human resource management to journalism.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Brooke Weston Academy directly.

Last updated date: 09 September 2016
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