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Sociology GCE A Level

Greenhead College

Greenhead Road, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD1 4ES

GCE A/AS Level or Equivalent
Level 3
Social Sciences

Course Summary

Sociology is a subject for people who question everything. The key word is 'Why?' Why are things such as laws and education the way they are? Sociologists investigate this and more. Why do you listen to the music you do? Why do you have to attend education until the age of 18? Why do some people live in luxury whilst others live in poverty? Does the media decide how we live?

The subject is academic and theoretical but a range of interesting lessons and activities will help you achieve what the exams require.

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Course Details

The subject is concerned with all aspects of human activity; you will study youth culture, class inequalities, differences in culture and identity.

Course Structure

Year 1:
Culture and Identity
Education with Research Methods

Year 2:
Crime and Deviance, Theory and Methods
Mass Media

How will it be delivered?

This subject is linear with examinations at the end of the two year course. The exams are essay-based.

Entry requirements

The College gives priority to its 11 partner schools. Places are offered to other applicants on a competitive basis.

All prospective students must achieve a minimum of grade 4 or higher in GCSE English Language and GCSE Mathematics, and a minimum of grade 6 in three GCSE subjects.

Your next steps...

Sociologists are trained to think critically about the world, they use research methods which produce logical and clear arguments. The subject leads into many areas where a career deals with working with others. The subject helps with people who want to go into law, journalism, media, teaching, medicine, social work and the legal profession in general.

It will also provide pathways into the practical application of sociology itself - social policy. This is a rapidly expanding area in which sociologists play a key role in government initiatives in areas such as poverty, the inner cities and crime prevention.

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