A Level Sociology - City of Wolverhampton College

A Level Sociology

A Level Sociology

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A Level Sociology

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!

Please note - when applying for any A level on our website, this submits your application for the full A level programme. You only need to apply for one subject - your other subject choices will be discussed at interview.

To access this course you are required to have:

  • Five or more GCSEs at Grade 4 or above including English and maths
  • The required QoE score

During this course you will study:

  • Families and households and research methods 
  • Education with theory and methods
  • Crime and deviance with theory and methods 
  • Media in society

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

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

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

We have a 100% success rate on this course and a dedicated and enthusiastic team to support learners. Most of our students progress on to university, with some going on to study Sociology at the University of Wolverhampton, Law at the University of Wolverhampton, Vetinary Science at the University of Middlesex and Marketing at Birmingham City University. In fact many of our students have become teachers, journalists, nurses and lawyers!

While you are on this course you will have the opportunity to visit the UCAS conference in Manchester or Liverpool, The University of Wolverhampton, the 'Behind Bars' conference - a conference with ex-convicts.


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