Why Should You Take This Course?
Ever wondered how we developed into the society we are today? How the way you see yourself determines the way people identify you? Whether men or women are more likely to commit a crime?
AS and A Level Sociology will help you to make sense of the society we live in and understand the cultural and identity issues which affect us all.
You will learn a number of skills including the use of evidence to support your arguments, how to investigate facts, and critical thinking. It is relevant to the society you live in so you are bound to enjoy learning about topics that are relevant to everyday life; plus it opens the door to a fantastic range of interesting careers.
Whether you're studying for the AS or the A Level, the first year of study will be the same. You'll study:
- Research methods
- Families and households
In the second year of the A Level you'll broaden your understanding of society. You'll study:
- Crime and deviance
- Theory and methods
- Beliefs in society
How will I be assessed?
There are two exams at AS each worth 50% of your AS qualification. Each exam lasts for 1 hour 30 minutes and is worth 60 marks. The exams consist of short answer and extended writing questions.
At A Level there are three exams, each account for one third of your A Level grade. The three exams last 2 hours and are worth 80 marks each. The exams consist of a mixture of short answer and extended writing questions.
What can I do next?
Studying sociology at university can give you a whole host of exciting career options, including: Social work, Human resources, Advertising, Policing, Marketing, Journalism, Law, Teaching, Health, Civil service.