An ever changing subject area!

58070 A Level Sociology

Wakefield College
In Wakefield

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Important information

Typology Vocational qualification Level 3
Location Wakefield
Duration 2 Years
Start September
  • Vocational qualification Level 3
  • Wakefield
  • Duration:
    2 Years
  • Start:
    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
September
Wakefield
Margaret Street, WF1 2DH, West Yorkshire, England
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Starts September
Location
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

4.8
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Reviews on this course

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Jade U
5.0 28/10/2016
What I would highlight: I have studied at Wakefield college since last year and everything about the college is beyond amazing. The staff, teachers, facilities...And the list could go on and on. As an adult learner with a young child I am dedicated and am certain that I will do well. This is a five star college and I will recommend it to anyone interested in Sociology. Keep up the good work! A big thank you to Wakefiled College!
What could be improved: Nothing.
Would you recommend this course?: Yes
Did this opinion help you? Yes (0)
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Catherine Owen
4.5 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
Did this opinion help you? Yes (0)

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5.0 21/08/2016
What I would highlight: I chose to study Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport (Development, Coaching and Fitness) at Wakefield College because of the opportunities that are available during and after the course which prepares you for a better future. I have particularly enjoyed learning about sports psychology because I got to find out the important of being mentally prepared when performing and I enjoyed that the teachers threats us like adults and they offered excellent support and advice when you need it. My highlights at Wakefield College are when we visited Italy as part of our course were we did a lot of fun and exciting activities like white water rafting, up-sailing etc. I also volunteered as a Football Activator which was very beneficial for me because I enhanced my communication skills, team working skills and more. On top of that I got the FA level 1 football coaching badge for free and we visited Wembley stadium for training. Over my time a Wakefield college I have made new friends and met people that will help me with my employment in the future. Overall I have thoroughly enjoyed being a student at this college and I have got to see myself develop because Wakefield College has been a springboard to push me towards my aspirations.
What could be improved: Nothing bad I can recall.
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4.5 12/12/2015
What I would highlight: I started doing beauty therapy in 2015, not knowing anything about it. I have gained a level 2 diploma and I intend on progressing on to doing a level 3 in beauty therapy course. Hopefully in the future with the skills I have learnt from the tutors and staff at this college I will be able to work in a salon to gain experience and eventually work for myself. I am also looking to work on cruise ships and with the qualifications I gain from these courses I am able to do so. On this course we were able to get one to one training in certain areas such as waxing, make up and dermalogica training. I really enjoy this course as we have learnt to do a lot of different treatments. The college staff are very helpful and caring and pushed me to succeed with my course. If you're looking to succeed and work hard I would suggest Wakefield College is the place for you.
What could be improved: N/A.
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58312 Level 3 90-credit Diploma in Hospitality (QCF)

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Katie Mayes
5.0 05/09/2013
What I would highlight: I’ve spent the last 3 years studying Hospitality and Catering and I have to admit it has been fantastic! I chose to study Level 3 Hospitality and Catering at Wakefield College because of the opportunities that they offer and how prepared it gets you for life after your course. The three years that I have spent at Wakefield College have been amazing. I’ve met so many new friends and some of the kindest tutors, this has given me so much confidence in myself, which has had an impact on work outside. Catering at Wakefield College allows students to take part in the college’s restaurant sector where everyone gets experience of working in a busy kitchen and a busy restaurant service.
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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Faculty General
Faculty General
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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. You will also learn about the different types of research methods Sociologists use.

2) Family and Households with Research Methods- 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 (Education- covered in the first year)

2) Families and Households (covered in the first year)

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.

Additional information

Please contact our Course Information Team on 01924 789111 to discuss further details.

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