Sociology is the study of society. In Sociology, we ask questions such as:
Does racism exist in society? How can we measure this?
Does sexism exist in society? How can we measure this?
How has family life changed over time?
How should we explain the inequalities that exist in society?
The skills you learn in A Level Sociology are about focusing on questions with sources of text to refer to, writing essays and thinking logically about evidence. You will learn how to use statistics, evidence and theoretical concepts in essay questions. In Sociology essays, you need to present both sides of a debate to get good marks.
A minimum of five GCSE’s, two at grade 6 and three at grade 4.
GCSE English at grade 5 and a desired average G Score of 5.0.
It is advisable to have a least one grade 6 in an essay based subject at GCSE.
Students are not required to have studied Sociology at GCSE as not many schools offer it.
A Level Sociology is a course that covers topics and skills that are relevant to many different career options eg: social work, researcher, teacher, journalist.
Students are taught by subject specialists including an editor of a sociology magazine and an author for Harper Collins publishers.
Socialisation, culture and identity.
Researching and understanding social inequalities.
Researching and understanding social inequalities,
Debates in contemporary society: globalisation, digital social world and education in society.
Internal exams set throughout year.
Frequent mock exams throughout year, then 3 external exams set by exam board to count for final grade.