A Level in Sociology

Level 1 Diploma
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College

Cheadle College

Location

Cheadle College

Further Details

Age

College 16-18

Department

A Levels

Course Start Date

Monday 2nd September 2024

Course Duration

Full-time, 1 Year

Course Time

Course Fee

£ 1987.00
You may be eligible for support with your tuition fees - please visit the college website - funding and finance page for further information

Course Code

CFQ-CL3L-1106

Course Overview

This is an exciting, very modern course that will give students a deeper understanding of the world around them and allow reflection on social issues relevant to their own social experiences. Fascinating discussions are encouraged: How are Facebook and Twitter changing our friendships and relationships?”, “Are two married parents better than one?”

Students can acquire knowledge and a critical understanding of family life, our education system, sociological research, beliefs in our society and crime & deviance.You will begin by finding out about new terms: norms and values, culture and socialisation. What is Sociology? How do sociologists study society? How much have you been shaped by the people around you?”

Course Requirements

PLEASE NOTE – YOU MUST APPLY FOR 3 A LEVELS

Standard A Level entry requirements: 5 x GCSE grade 5’s or above (must include Maths and English Language).

What you will Learn

Sociology teachers are all highly experienced and enthusiastic at teaching the subject and have a wealth of student friendly activities, videos and handouts combined with valuable insights from related careers. Students are encouraged to maintain an interest in the news, visit Universities and attend Study trips.

Assessment

You will sit 3 exams at the end of two years.Each exam is 2 hours long.
Paper 1 examines Education with Theory and Methods.
Paper 2 examines topics including Families and Households & Beliefs in Society.
Paper 3 examines Crime and Deviance with Theory & Methods.

Progression

A large number of students go on to study Sociology or a related subject at university. The skills you acquire are transferable to a number of professions.
Some options for Sociology students are: Counsellor, Social Work, Human Resources, Youth Worker, Teacher, work within the Police or Prison Service.

Career Options

The skills you acquire are transferable to a number of professions. Some options for Sociology students are: Counsellor, Social Work, Human Resources, Youth Worker, Teacher, work within the Police or Prison Service.

Sociology is useful to any career in which you work with people and need an understanding of equality and diversity.

Mandatory Units

In Year 1 we examine the institutions of the education system and the family unit, considering the context of how and why these cornerstones of society have changed over time.

Students will also study the development of social and educational policy. The methodological and theoretical practices undertaken by sociologists are studied across both years and are central to the A Level examinations.

In Year 2 students will build upon their existing knowledge and apply it to the criminal justice system and the various theories pertaining to criminal and deviant activity, as well as considering the role and impact of the mass media in contemporary society. To be successful within this discipline students must be capable of constructing arguments and applying and evaluating theoretical concepts.

Contact Details

For further information please contact T: 0161 886 7070 or E: info@trafford.ac.uk

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Disclaimer

Although every care has been taken to ensure that the information contained within this document is accurate, there may be changes to this programme and provision. We will endeavour to keep prospective and current students updated where appropriate and when the information becomes available.
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