Entry Requirements:

GCSE English Language grade 5

Why should I take this course?

Sociology is a systematic attempt to explain the influence of social factors on human behaviour. If you are interested in understanding why people behave in certain ways e.g. why some people commit crime and others don’t or understanding why your way of life may be different to other cultures/groups then sociology will enlighten you.

Course structure:

The AQA syllabus allows you to examine some key social institutions in society and how they shape our identity. You will study 4 units over the two years. AS — - Families and Households - Education and Research Methods

A2 — - Global Development - Crime and Deviance and Sociological Theory and Methods

How will I be assessed?

All units are assessed through an external examination. - AS —There will be one 1 hour and one 2 hour paper. - A2 —There will be 1.5 hour and one 2 hour paper.

What careers might this course lead to?

Any jobs that involve working with people including professions within the National Health Service, Social Work, Police, Prisons, Probation Officers, Education, Law, Politics and in the Media.