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Sociology

WHY STUDY SOCiology?

Sociology is the study of how society is organised and how we experience life. Sociologists try to understand human behaviour, and to do this, they also try to understand how other people affect us. Sociologists ask questions about society and attempt to find answers to those questions. For example, why do some children do better in school than others? Are single parents a problem for society? Why are women more religious than men? Does class still exist?  These are vital questions. If you become a sociology student you will not be provided with quick answers. What you will discover is how to think about these issues for yourself: what are the questions behind the questions? Generations of students have found that sociology makes them look at the world in new ways and this is why so many students quickly become passionate about the subject – and why it is still pioneering after more than a hundred years. Sociology is a fascinating subject for people with questioning minds. Sociologists look beyond what we consider to be normal and unravel issues which affect our everyday lives.

Duration of course: Two years.

Exam board: AQA

what WILL I STUDY?

Paper 1:

  • Education
  • Method in context
  • Theory and methods

Paper 2:

  • Families and households
  • Beliefs in Society

Paper 3:

  • Crime and deviance
  • Theory and methods

 

Careers and higher education

A level Sociology is recognised by top universities and employers, with value on the skills and personal attributes sociology develops within the student. You will learn to think critically, develop your essay writing and research skills as well as learn how to work independently. Having A level Sociology can lead you to university degree courses in sociology, law, politics, philosophy and many more. Sociology can also prepare you for careers in business management, advertising, journalism, politics, law, teaching and social work.

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