Level: 3 | Duration: 2 Years | Details: September | Exam Board: AQA
Please note all of our A Level subjects must be studied as part of a full time A Level programme. You will choose 3 A level subjects to study over two years.
What is this course about?
Sociology is the study of society, people and behaviour.
As a Sociology student you will analyse how society functions and why human beings behave in particular ways. In the first year, students will study a range of topics based on the Family and the Household, including the nature of Childhood, Family diversity, Social change and wider societal changes such as the impact of divorce. Students will also investigate Education with Research Methods including topics such as the Function of Education, and issues such as Gender, Class and Ethnic difference in achievement and wider contemporary issues including Government policies.
In the second year we will explore the role of beliefs in society. Discuss the relevance of religion and link to sociological theory. The synoptic module, which is also in second year is very popular with all students and is the study of Crime and Deviance and the repercussions on society. The lecturers on this course have designed and implemented a wide range of activities to suit every learning style. You will be continually assessed to support your learning and ensure that you reach your potential with the highest grades that you are capable of.
Why choose this course?
An interesting course led by enthusiastic and experienced teachers in this field.
At Cronton the A Level Sociology lecturers have a vast work experience behind them, bringing an outside interest to the subject.
Our dedicated teachers embed a range of teaching and learning strategies, such as IT in the classroom, and encourage research opportunities.
This will ultimately enhance any curriculum vitae as Sociology, particularly at Cronton, shows a great understanding and insight into people and your environment and society.
Opportunities for research such as observation, questionnaires, interviews and statistics
A minimum of 3 x 5’s and 2 x 4’s at GCSE including a Grade 5 in English Language, a Grade 5 in Maths and a Grade 5 in another written subject.
What will this course lead on to?
Many students studying A Level Sociology go on to active careers within the services, police, teaching, nursing midwifery, social work, probation and prison services, counselling, management, human resources. Sociology lends itself to most careers, because it is about society and its people, employers welcome Sociologists as they can show an understanding of this.
Opportunities to develop research skills within Sociology, extra curricula visits to Museum of Liverpool Life, Peoples museum and the National Media museum. As well as some of the more local visits, students have taken part in alongside a three day trip to Krakow and Auschwitz and a four day trip to New York. Along with guest speakers and lecturers from across the curricula spectrum which all add to the whole learning experience
What Cronton A Level Sociology students say?
“I didn’t even know what Sociology was when I started but I became so interested and fascinated that I achieved a Grade A and am now studying at University.”
“I learned so much about human behaviour, it was fascinating.”
The Cronton Experience:
During your time at Cronton Sixth Form College, you will have the opportunity to take part in a number of different enrichment activities in your free time. These will increase your enjoyment of your studies and equip you for further success. Click the image below for more information!
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- Duration 50 hours
- Skill level All levels
- Language English
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