Are you naturally inquisitive about the society we live in? Have you ever wondered how society has developed? How influential is the media on our life choices? Why are men more likely to commit a crime? Is educational failure or success a result of intelligence, or is there more to consider?
A level Sociology will address some of these questions and will help you to make sense of the society we live in and understand the cultural and identity issues which affect us all. It examines the impact of our social class, gender and ethnicity on our futures.
You will learn various skills, including the use of evidence to support your arguments, how to investigate facts and critical thinking. You will develop a knowledge of society, alongside the ability to critically evaluate and analyse information. The relevance of sociology to everyone makes your learning relevant to everyday life.
Entry RequirementsFive GCSEs at grade 9-4, including English and maths.
Careers/ProgressionA level Sociology can lead to degree courses, such as social science and humanities. The study of sociology can lead to many careers from public relations, teaching, government, management and business to journalism, social work, probation service, youth and community work, or nursing.
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