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Sociology A Level at Copthall School

Course description

Why choose to study Sociology?

Sociology is the study of how society is organized and how we experience life. It has been taught in the top British universities including London School of Economics and Cambridge. Sociology is the study of society.  Sociologists are concerned about many issues and problems in society.   Sociologists study a wide range of topics. For example, the AQA AS/A2 specification includes topics such as gender, stereotyping, race & ethnicity, class, sexism, social behaviour, social inequalities, marriage & divorce, schools, childhood and domestic violence. Sociology will give a critically informed view of our society today. The course will tackle contemporary issues such as policing the black community, examining the rise of terroristic religious movements, why people migrate and inequality in Britain today. Be prepared to evolve your ‘sociological imagination.’

Course content

 Linear course no examinations in yr 12.

Entry requirements

Essential student abilities:

Students develop a number of new skills: • How to use evidence to support your arguments • How to investigate facts and use deduction • How to put over your point of view fluently • How to work as a team to achieve results • How to take responsibility for your own learning.              Minimum requirements: At least 5*-C grades at GCSE

Future opportunities

Higher education opportunities:

You do not need to study Sociology at A-level for any particular degree, even for Sociology.  Sociology is an extremely transferable subject that is useful for Psychology, Media Studies, Cultural Studies, Film Studies, History, Geography, Humanities, Social work, Nursing & Journalism.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 06 February 2018
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Key information

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