AS Level Sociology

Course Code: SOCAS
Learning Aim Code: 6013995X
Full-time / Part-time: Full-time (with two/ three additional A Levels and Tutorial) or Part-time
Duration: 1/2 Years
Campus: Paget Road Campus

Is this the right course for me?

It is only yesterday that mankind was living in the caves, and the day before when we were swinging from branch to branch with the other creatures. Yet, in what is really the blink of an eye, we have developed into a complex society with a wide number of problems and opportunities to live with. It’s those factors which affect how our species, and the tribes and family groups within it, works on a day to day basis. Over a two year period you’ll cover a spectrum of topics which, between them, will help you make sense of the society we live in and understand the culture and identity issues which affect us all.

Studying Sociology offers insights into social and cultural issues. It helps you develop a multi-perspective and critical approach to understanding issues around culture, identity, religion, crime, childhood and social power. More than once during the course you’re bound to ask yourself the question, “why have we developed like this. Poverty, ignorance, crime, injustice ... shouldn’t we have left them in the Stone Age?”

If this sounds interesting to you, then you’ll love Sociology!

What will I learn?

During this course you will study:

  • Families and households and research methods(AS)
  • Education with methods in context (AS)
  • Education with theory and methods(A2)
  • Crime and deviance with theory and methods(A2)
  • Families and households(A2)
  • Beliefs in Society(A2)
  • What skills will I gain?

    By studying this course you will:

    • Learn how to use evidence to support your arguments
    • Discover how to investigate facts and use deduction
    • Develop your ability to fluently express your point of view
    • Gain valuable team working skills
    • Learn how to take responsibility for your own learning
    • How will I be assessed?

      You will assessed through two written papers in year one, and three in year two.

      What can I do next?

      The skills you will learn from this course will enable you to:

      • Pursue a career in social work, psychology, nursing or medicine. The subject is also useful in a number of other careers, like marketing, advertising, PR, journalism, law, teaching and the caring services!
      • Progress on to Higher Education, apprenticeships or employment
      • What are the Entry Requirements?

        To access this course you are required to have:

        • Five or more GCSEs at Grade C including English or maths and to meet the required ALIS score
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