An ever changing subject area!

58070 A Level Sociology

Wakefield College
In Wakefield

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  • Vocational qualification Level 3
  • Wakefield
  • Duration:
    2 Years
  • When:
    September
Description

Sociology is the study of how social forces shape and mould human behaviour, usually without our consent or acknowledgement. It_s an ever-changing subject area that makes you question how the world works and often shines the spotlight on many different forms of inequality that exist in our world today. Approach it with an open mind and you may find yourself totally immersed in a very short space of time.

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Where and when

Starts Location Timetable
September
Wakefield
Margaret Street, WF1 2DH, West Yorkshire, England
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Frequent Asked Questions

· What are the objectives of this course?

The objectives of this course is to gain more knowledge and skills such as learning different research methods where you will be studying the role of education in today's society from a theoretical perspective.

· Who is it intended for?

This course is intended for those who have an open mind and wishes to study the role of education in today's society from a theoretical perspective which may make you think about your own experiences in a different way.

· Requirements

5 GCSEs at A* - C (or new grade 9-4), including English Language and Maths

· Qualification

A Level Sociology.

· What marks this course apart?

This course is an ever-changing subject area that makes you question how the world works and often shines the spotlight on many different forms of inequality that exist in our world today.

· What happens after requesting information?

The appropriate Course Information leaflet and application form will be sent out shortly.

Opinions

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Catherine Owen
24/02/2016
What I would highlight I study English Language, History and Sociology A Levels here at Wakefield. They’re all really challenging but rewarding courses that will hopefully allow for me to progress onto University. One major skill that links all three is analysis. You need to be a very analytical person in order to be able to cope with these subjects. You also need to be up for a debate as debating your opinions and ideas with other students can help you and your understanding of the subjects I’ve found personally.

What could be improved Nothing bad.

Would you recommend this course? Yes.
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What you'll learn on the course

Police
Works
Approach
Sociology
English
Perspective
IT Development
Human Behaviour
Religions
Knowledge Theory
Research skills
Social Studies
Police
Social Studies

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Course programme

What you will study

The first year is split into two units and forms the standalone AS level qualification which is taught over one year.

1) Education with Methods in Context. In this module you will study the role of education in today’s society from a theoretical perspective which may make you think about your own experiences in a different way. You will also study how the education system has evolved from its origin in 1880 to its present state and the factors that affect educational achievement in different social groups. This module is a student favourite and always generates a response.

2) Research Methods, Family and Households- Building on the foundations set in the first module, the second module begins with studying how Sociologists do their research and how certain factors can affect their decisions. The second part of the module focuses on Families and households. This module looks at how influential the family unit can be on the development of the individual. This fairly varied module starts by looking at how different theoretical perspectives view the family and then progresses to look at more controversial themes such as domestic violence, divorce and family diversity.

The full A level is split into four units which will be taught over two years.

1) Education with Theory and Methods - In this module you will study the role of education in today’s society from a theoretical perspective which may make you think about your own experiences in a different way. You will also study how the education system has evolved from its origin in 1880 to its present state and the factors that affect educational achievement in different social groups. This module is a student favourite and always generates a response.

2) Families and Households - This module looks at how influential the family unit can be on the development of the individual. This fairly varied module starts by looking at how different theoretical perspectives view the family and then progresses to look at more controversial themes such as domestic violence, divorce and family diversity.

3) Beliefs in Society - This module analyses the impact that religion has on society from both theoretical and real life perspectives. From the study of traditional religions to New Religious Movements, you will gain a contemporary understanding of the role of religion today and how it shapes and moulds our individual experiences. This is a vastly under-rated module that quite often becomes a favourite of many students by the end of the course.

4) Crime and Deviance along with Theory and Methods. Starting with the views of theoretical perspectives as a foundation, students will then cover themes such as corporate, state and environmental crime, institutional racism within the police and the 'Chivalry Thesis' which never fail to engage. The module also includes a synoptic element in which your knowledge of theory and methods from the whole A-level will be assessed.

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