You will study a wide of range of topics, looking at theories and explanations for social behaviour and the methods used in social research. Lessons involve discussion, analysis and debate, offering you a real opportunity to get to grips with the material, as well as the chance to get your head around the very particular demands of the exam.
A Level sociology gives you a strong foundation for further study of a range of academic subjects at degree level. It is a good foundation subject as the knowledge you gain can be applied to all aspects of society and it provides a variety of academic skills especially thinking critically about the world. As well as a varied classroom experience, this subject gives you the opportunity to explore sociological issues by participating in visits to places such as HMP Bristol, Wells Cathedral, Poland/Prague and a Pagan temple
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You need five GCSEs in the 9 to 5 range including English.
You will be assessed through written examinations, with regular internal assessment taking place as the course unfolds. Your final A Level exam will be made up of two/three exam papers covering the entire programme at the end of year two.
As a subject, sociology has universal currency and is expanding in further and higher education. There are many universities which recognise sociology as a valid subject and accept it as an entrance A Level. The majority of universities also offer three year degree courses allowing students to gain a BSc or BA (Hons) in Sociology, often allowing it to be combined with criminology, psychology or other related topics.
Sociology also has importance for a variety of careers and is viewed as an important part of professional training for a variety of occupations including nursing, personnel, social work, police, probation and teaching.
A Levels (Law, Politics & Sociology)
Thursday 10 June 2021