Qualification:

A Level

Entry requirements:    

Five GCSE Grade 4s including Maths & English Language.

What is it?    

Sociology explores your interest in understanding how the world around you works, exercises critical thinking and explores ideas from different viewpoints. Sociology students should be prepared to think about and discuss what can sometimes be sensitive and disturbing topics.

Why choose this subject at BSFC?    

Sociology is one of our most popular courses and not a course that is offered by all schools and colleges in the region. It works particularly well alongside some of our other subjects, such as Statistics and essay-based subjects which help you expand your understanding of the vibrant and relevant topics covered in Sociology.    

What will I study?    

You will look at families & households including the relationship of the family to social structure, education and sociological methods, beliefs in society & ideology, and crime & deviance.

How will I be assessed?    

Exams at the end of Year 2.

How will this subject prepare me for the world of work?    

You will gain a range of very valuable skills, including how to work independently and with others, and how to find information, extract what is important from it and turn it into an argument. You will learn to think critically, to question common-sense assumptions and to solve problems.

Exam Board:

AQA

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