Sociology, A Level
This course can also be studied if you are an adult aged over 19 years old. Sociology is the study of society - how people interact in groups. A level Sociology examines social behaviour from a variety of perspectives: how it originates and then develops, and the ways people are organised into groups according to distinctions such as class, gender and race. A level Sociology also looks at the institutions and forces which shape and are shaped by groups within a society, such as the media, religion and education.
This course will help you acquire knowledge and a critical understanding of contemporary social processes and social changes. You will have the opportunity to develop a broad set of desirable key skills, including the ability to analyse and formulate clear, logical arguments with scope for extensive evaluation from a range of theoretical perspectives.
Developing strong critical thinking skills and being able to consider issues with a global outlook will be of huge benefit to you moving forward, whether this is in further education, the workplace or society in general. By studying Sociology, you will develop lots of transferable skills, including communication, teamwork, working to deadlines, making reasoned arguments and thinking creatively. Having a good understanding of human relationships can be a bonus in a range of careers.
The course is supported by access to online textbooks, a fully resourced virtual learning environment and an experienced academic tutor who is available for one-to-one tutorials.
- Knowledge and understanding of contemporary social issues and changes
- Understanding and evaluating key sociological theories and perspectives
- Understanding and evaluating the methods of sociological research
- Developing interest in the social, political and economic issues that affect society
All units are assessed via examination.
Successful completion of this course enables you to progress to higher education courses. The knowledge and skills you acquire on this course are valued by employers in many different industries.
Preparing learners for the future is an integral part of everything we do at Weston College. Whether you want to bolster your employment prospects, upskill or change careers, our friendly careers staff are committed to helping students get on the right career path.
As an adult learner at Weston College, you will have access to our specialist, highly qualified careers advisors who are on hand to assist you with making those important decisions about careers and course choices. Whether you need support with developing your employability skills, or you are investigating your future options, we’ll be there to help you through the process.
You can also use our free-to-access Career Coach programme to provide yourself with a detailed careers assessment, which you can then talk through with one of our advisors, as well as the assessment directing you to certain courses that will help you on your career journey. As a Microsoft College all students and apprentices are given FREE access to LinkedIn Learning – an online educational platform that helps individuals discover and develop business, technology-related, and creatives skills through expert-led course videos.
5 GCSES or O levels at 4 to 9 or A-C including English Language or Literature. We will consider individuals without these requirements if they have specific work-related experience. All applicants will need to complete a literacy and numeracy entrance test.
iAn interview is required for this course.
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