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A Level Sociology

Social Sciences

Social Sciences
Social Sciences

What will you be working towards?

Code SOCA01
Qualification Type GCE A/AS Level or Equivalent
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time

Overview

This is a course for those who have an interest in understanding the society through the study of two of its main institutions: education and family. Students will need to easily answer essay type questions and learn the specific terminology of sociology. They will also have to revise regularly to ensure the understanding of previous knowledge.

Details

Family

- Core concepts: Socialisation, Culture and Identity

- Relationship between Family, Social Structure & Social Change

- Changing Patterns of Family

- Nature & Extent of Changes, Gender Roles, Division of Labour

- Childhood

- Demographic Trends

Education

- Role and Purpose of Education

- Differential Educational Achievement of Social Groups by Class, Gender and Ethnicity

- Significance of Educational Policies

- Application of Sociological

- Research Methods

Media

- Selection and Presentation of the News

- Ownership and Control

- Media Representations

- Audience Affect Models

Crime and Deviance

- Social Class, Gender and Ethnicity

- Corporate, Green Crimes

- Functionalists Strain and Subcultural Theories

How will it be delivered?

Timed Essays

Knowledge Tests

Glossary Tests

Mock Exams

Homework

Independent Research Project

AS End of Year assessments: 2 external exams

A2 End of Year assessments: 3 external exams (cumulative of AS and A2 content)

Entry requirements

• 5 GCSEs at Grade 4-9
• English Lang Grade 4
• Grade 5 at GCSE English Literature

Your next steps...

A Level Sociology equips students for careers in: Marketing, HR, Research, Local or Central Government; careers that involve skills of analysis and presenting balanced arguments.

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