Course Details

Sociology is the study of society. You will explore social relations and social groups. You will learn to develop a critical examination of societies and acquire a critical awareness of British Society and the forces that shape it. In Year 1 you will look at the Family and its relation to society and Education and Research Methods - how education functions in our society. Alongside this topic you will study how sociologists carry out research. It is an exciting and vibrant course for those with active minds, willing to explore how the modern world we live in has developed.

Entry Requirements

5 GCSE grade 9/A* - 4/C to include English Language and Maths. It is important to enjoy writing and have an active mind to explore different interpretations. You will also be required to complete a GCSE to A Level Transition Project, prior to enrolment, to prepare you for A Level Sociology.

Career options

This is a broad based subject that forms the basis for many different career paths from the Police Force to Teaching, Justice, Social Work, Healthcare and Administration, Human Resources, Family Support Work, Probation Officer, Marketing, Social Work and many more.

A Level Sociology

Five highlights

  • 1 The chance to learn about the society you live in
  • 2 The opportunity to study at an outstanding college
  • 3 The opportunity to be taught by a subject specialist
  • 4 High levels of support to enable you to achieve your potential
  • 5 Sociology is an intriguing subject

Key Points

  • Chichester Campus
  • 02.09.2019
  • AQA A level in Sociology

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Course code Location Course length Start date
LFS022CD1A Chichester Campus 2 Years 02.09.2019

What you need to know

What will I study?

Education and Research Methods: The role and purpose of education in contemporary society. Differential educational achievement of social groups by social class, gender and ethnicity. Families and Households: The relationship of the family to the social structure and social change. Crime and Deviance: Crime, deviance, social order and social control. The social distribution of crime and deviance by ethnicity, gender and social class, including recent patterns and trends in crime globalization. Crime in contemporary society; the media and crime; green crime; human rights and state crimes. Crime control, surveillance, prevention and punishment, victims, and the role of the criminal justice system and other agencies.

How will I be taught?

Varied and interesting lessons including : Sociological studies, dvds, newspaper articles, workbooks , debates, the use of IT – Internet / Intranet ,tests – quizzes at end of lessons, end of units etc. With 4.5 hours a week of teaching time you are expected to do a minimum of 5.5 hours extra work outside of lesson time. A Level Sociology uses a system of Flipped Learning where you will learn some basic facts before the lesson and then your teacher will develop this knowledge through individual a

How will I be assessed?

This is a 2 year linear A-level where you are examined on the whole syllabus at the end of year 2. Paper 1: Education , Paper 2: Families and Household & The Media and Paper 3: Crime and Deviance. All year 1 students will progress through a Year 1 Gateway, which may include external exams, that will allow you to progress to Year 2.

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