Sociology

Summary

This two-year Sociology course involves the study of human society, culture and relationships. Sociology encourages you to question what happens in society and search for explanations of what influences our behaviour and why. Studying sociology allows you to examine current affairs, how society works and the people within it.

Level: A Level (level 3)

Course Details

Begin with the end in mind

POSSIBLE CAREER OPTIONS:
Social administrator, nursing, marketing professional, police force, healthcare professional, social work, teaching, legal services and public relations.

POSSIBLE UNIVERSITY STUDY OPTIONS:
Sociology, Psychology, Criminology, Nursing, Law, Social Work, Public Relations, Politics and Economics.

Topics you'll cover

YEAR ONE:

  • Socialisation, culture and identity and the media
  • Understanding social inequalities: social class and gender
  • Sociology research methods.

YEAR TWO:

  • Researching and understanding social inequalities: ethnicity and age
  • Debates in contemporary society
  • Globalisation and the digital social world and education.

Assessment and Qualification

  • Three written exams
  • Exam board: OCR
  • A Level (level three).

Course entry requirements

At least five GCSEs at grade 5 or above, including English Language.

Additional information

You will be required to pay a course fee of £15 for materials and resources used in the course. This includes costs for printed worksheets and workbooks, past papers, exercise books and trips to universities, and our annual ‘Behind Bars’ conference. If there are any issues with being able to pay these costs, please contact Richard Taunton Sixth Form College. A copy of the course payment breakdown can also be found here: course payment breakdown.