GCSE grade 5 in English language or English literature.
Sociology is the study of social groups and social life in modern societies, and the interaction between individuals within these groups.
You will study socialisation culture and identity, families, households, and education using theoretical debates and arguments, supported by empirical (evidence based) research. You will also review methods of sociological enquiry and you will experience first-hand the application of various research strategies. You will cover power and stratification with topics including inequality and world sociology. Sociology is an essay-based discipline, a high standard of written English is required for this subject.
There are three exams at A level. Two are 2 hours and 30 minutes and assesses, whilst the third is one hour and forty five minutes. These examine different parts of the content and different skills, with a focus on the topics taught across the course.
Sociology students go on to study a wide variety of subjects at degree level, including sociology, criminology and psychology. Many courses such as nursing and midwifery specify sociology as a preferred A level subject.
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