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A-Level Sociology

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Course overview

Engage with theoretical debates related to the education system, family, religion and crime. Sociologists undertake research to identify social problems and attempt to influence governments to improve the social world. As part of your studies you will evaluate the effectiveness of governement policies, theories and research. Studying sociology will challenge you to think deeply about society and rething many assumptions that we take for granted.

 

What Does The Programme Include

You will develop your skills of analysis, evaluation, active reading and sociological imagination. You will evaluate both theoretical perspectives and research studies so that you are able to construct evidence-based arguments and critical sociological essays, which lead to justified conclusions.

Entry Requirements

The standard requirement for A Levels is 5 GCSEs at Grade 5/​C or above as a minimum for humanities subjects. 

Each A Level subject has its own additional entry requirements, please see below:

Grade 6/​B or above in English or a humanities subject.

Worried about your grades?

Whatever your results, we want to assure you that extenuating circumstances will be considered should you not have the grades indicated above. 

We will review each application on a case-by-case basis to ensure you get a place on the course most suitable for you.

One of the ways we do this is through a very effective 6 weeks to success programme’ that operates from the first day you start your course. This includes support such as (but not limited to):

  • Allowing you to change courses if you change your mind in the first 6 weeks
  • Moving you between course levels if you are finding your current level too easy /​too hard
  • Incorporating English and maths GCSE resits in to your timetable if you don’t meet the grades you need
  • One-to-one reviews with your academic tutor to ensure you are progressing and achieving well

Our course enquiries and admissions team are available remotely throughout this unprecedented period. They can be contacted at enquiries@​stamford.​ac.​uk should you have any further questions.

How The Course Will Be Assessed

During the two years of study, you will be regularly assessed under test conditions to practise being able to understand and respond to the questions asked in the correct time allocation so that you are fully prepared for the final exams. There is an assessment calendar for A levels which includes timed assessment every 4 to 5 weeks. Feedback gained from these assessments will help you to develop your skills, target your revision and where necessary enable us to provide additional support.

Additional Information

You will study 3 A Level subjects, plus tutorial and career development sessions. Each subject has 6 hours per week contact time, with approximately 4 hours of independent study. 

Unfortunately we cannot accept students who only want to study a single A Level subject due to funding limitations.

You will also be required to purchase textbooks to use at home and all writing equipment you will require in class.

Potential Future Career

Example job roles:

  • Teaching
  • Lawyer
  • HR Manager
  • Journalist
  • Charity Manager
  • PR Manager
  • Police Officer

Studying further degrees in:

  • Sociology
  • Social policy
  • Journalism
  • Criminology
  • Social work
  • Teaching
  • Law
  • Business
  • Politics
  • Nursing

Course Content

You will study the following units:

  • Theory and Methods
  • Education
  • Family
  • Beliefs in Society
  • Crime

 

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I achieved A*, A*, A and secured a place at The University of Nottingham to study Theoretical Physics and work towards my PHD.

Thomas Vincent

 

 

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