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September 2020
2 Years
Course code ALSOD1LC

Sociology, A Level

What will I do on this course?

This course teaches you to understand the five main sociological perspectives and apply these ideas to the academic study of society. The main topics covered on this A Level include culture, socialisation and identity, research methods, globalisation and beliefs.

A key feature of the social sciences is the application of subjective ideas. This subject offers a range of approaches to understand society, and interpretation and perception are a key part of this. It is important that before the start of the course you take the time to research the subject and have a basic understanding of what sociology entails. Debates will often focus on cultural practices, looking at why some ideas are acceptable in some cultures and not acceptable in others, for example arranged marriage and the death penalty.

How will I be assessed?

Units are assessed through three formal exams at the end of year two.

What could I do after this course?

This course is an ideal stepping stone for study at degree-level in sociology, social work, international relations and social policy.


Entry Requirements

Five GCSEs at grade 9-4, including English and maths.

Course Level

Level 3

Category & Subject Area

A Levels Courses for 16 to 18-year-olds

Location

Loxton campus

iAn interview is required for this course.

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What Our Students Say

Naomi Race, A Level - Psychology, sociology and English


Naomi Race

“The college has opened up a load of new experiences and enabled me to try new things”

Former school: Broadoak

A Levels: Psychology, sociology and English

What next? Naomi achieved three As and will progress to study English and sociology at Leeds University.

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