This qualification is designed to foster the development of critical and reflective thinking with a respect for social diversity, and to encourage an awareness of the importance of social structure and social action in explaining social issues, such as crime. Throughout the course students are encouraged to develop skills to help them develop an understanding of the relationships between individuals in society; for example how social inequalities impact on particular groups. We will also explore how institutions in society, such as the family and education, shape personal identity, roles and culture. This subject will develop skills within their sociological understanding and knowledge as well as extended writing skills through critical evaluations of different sociological theories and methodologies.
Paper 1: Education with Theory and Methods 2 hour written exam
Paper 2: Topics in Sociology 2 hours written exam
Paper 3: Crime and Deviance with Theory and Methods 2 hour written exam
Students will require a minimum of five A*-C/9-4 grades at GCSE, including English
Language at level 6 and Mathematics at level 5.
The specification provides a suitable foundation for the study of sociology or related courses in Higher Education. Equally, it is suitable for learners intending to pursue careers or further study in social sciences, or as part of a course of general education.