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Level 3

Sociology A-level

COURSE OVERVIEW

This course aims to develop students’; awareness and critical understanding of society. It’;s about the way social factors such as families, the education system and beliefs shape our thinking and behaviour. In the first year students will study: • Education • Research Methods • Families and Households In addition to the topics covered in the first year, in the second year students’; will study: • Beliefs in Society • Crime and Deviance • Theory and Methods A range of teaching and learning styles is used during the course. Formal lessons are combined with discussion, task-based learning, independent learning tasks and video, all pitched at a level appropriate to students’; knowledge and understanding of sociological issues. 1:1 support is available to all students.

FURTHER INFORMATION

You need a minimum of five GCSEs at 9-4, including grade 4 in English Language and Maths. No previous knowledge of Sociology is required, but students should have an enquiring mind and an interest in the world around them.

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