Sociology AL 2-YR
Two year A Level course of 4x 70min lessons per week.
The study of Sociology can be a life-changing experience. Sociologists are passionately interested in the world around us, and this exciting and challenging course is for the curious and open-minded student, with the enthusiasm and desire to develop the skills necessary to challenge socially constructed ideas. Sociologists reflect on shared behaviours and the social forces at play, not only in Western societies but in cultures around the world, encouraging the growth of the empathetic sociological imagination. The course is assessed entirely by exams at the end of two years.
Sociology A Level allows you to debate, discuss and research the very society in which you live. It seeks to encourage you to learn about social issues that affect your life and the lives of others and it aims to challenge conventional ways of thinking and to present alternative ideas, theories and lifestyles. Students will look at and assess sociological research methods such as surveys, interviews and participant observation.
- Families and Households - Examining the family, its role in society and the division of labour in the home
- Education - Analysing the history of education and achievement according to social class, ethnicity and gender
- Crime and Deviance – the causes of and solutions to crime, and the impact of globalization on crime rates
- Beliefs in Society - The role and impact of religion and ideology on society
- The relationship between science, religion and ideology
- Sociological theories examining why social life follows the patterns it does
Workbooks: Year 1 = £5, Year 2 = £5
Average Points Score
In the light of GCSE reforms, required point scores cannot be published but may be calculated during the interview to supplement the advice given.
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