Sociology is the study of society. In particular it is the study of those institutions and social groups which influence our behaviour, such as family, class and the mass media. Sociologists look at how these institutions shape our individual beliefs and values. As members of society, you come to the course with attitudes and values, having taken part in social interaction with friends, family and strangers. This means you already have an insight into the subject!
In Sociology, you will gain valuable understanding of how and why different social groups act in different situations. You will also learn about different sociological approaches and how this influences sociological methodology. Besides acquiring a deep level of knowledge, you will develop and improve your essay writing technique along with evaluative, analytical and research skills. These are valuable transferable skills and will prepare for you a range of careers.
The course content is:
Paper 1: Education with Theory and Methods
Paper 2: Family and Households; Beliefs in Society
Paper 3: Crime and Deviance with Theory and Methods
Qualification: GCE A Level, AQA
Entry requirements: Red pathway
Assessment: 100% External Examinations.
Progression Route: University, apprenticeship or employment in range of areas including the social sciences, criminology and law.
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