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Sociology at The Henry Box School

Course description

What is sociology? ..... the study of society. It is about all kinds of social relationships that people share with each other; in their families, in their schools and in work. The methods developed by sociologists are used in many other academic areas such as in market research and management studies.......sociologists study all kinds of different topics based around human behaviour and experiences. At Henry Box the course follows the AQA specifications, which includes modules on the family, education, crime, world sociology and research methods.Sociology is an excellent subject for students, as it provides students with a sound understanding of the social world. In addition to this, most professional careers, including medicine, require students to have some knowledge of Sociology and social theory.

Throughout the AS and A2 modules students will study social theory at various depths. It is essential that in order to become a good sociologist, students recognise that there are no right or wrong answers. More importantly, students must develop evaluation and analytical skills to assess the strengths and weaknesses of possible explanations. It is not necessary to have a GCSE in Sociology, though it is essential that students have a sound understanding of English language and possess good writing skills. It is also recommended that students have a good knowledge of mathematics, as some questions are based around the interpretation of data.The most important reason for studying Sociology is to fuel a curiosity for the society in which we live. If you are not afraid of new ideas and enjoy debating and discussing (sometimes) controversial points, then Sociology is for you!

Entry requirements

The A-level courses are academically demanding and in order to cope successfully students must have achieved good GCSE results. Our minimum entry requirement is therefore an average of 42 GCSE points, including a 'C' grade in English Language. As a general guide, most subjects require a minimum GCSE grade B in the subject to be studied.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Henry Box School directly.

Last updated date: 24 April 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years

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