Sociology

Social Sciences

Social Sciences
Social Sciences
We are only accepting one application per candidate.

What will you be working towards?

Code KE34
Qualification Type GCE A/AS Level or Equivalent
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time

Overview

This is a two year linear course assessed through examination at the end of the course.
 

Sociology is about making sense of the world we live in. It is the understanding of the cultural and identity issues which affect us all. It is about how society affects each individual and how we become to be who we are through the socialisation process. The course offers opportunity for critical thinking skills and to learn about the social world in which we live in.

The majority of students who study the subject have not taken GCSE Sociology. What we are asking for is an interest in current issues and a willingness to read around the subject.  Students can reflect on their own life experience through a different way. Sociology does involve short answer and extended writing skills which will be developed through the duration of course. You will also develop the ability to think in a critical way.

TO ENSURE YOUR SUBJECT CHOICES FIT INTO THE TIMETABLE PLEASE SEE OUR BLOCKING TIMETABLE BY CLICKING ON THE LINK BELOW. SUBJECTS SHOULD BE CHOSEN IN DIFFERENT BLOCKS TO ENSURE THERE ARE NO CLASHES:


Details

First Year of A level

Compulsory content

  • Education with research methods

Optional content

  • Culture and identity

Second Year of A Level

Compulsory content

  • Crime and deviance with theory and methods

Option two

  • The media

How will it be delivered?

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Entry requirements

To study Sociology you should have achieved at least a grade 5 in English GCSE or English Literature GCSE and grade 4 in Maths.

TO ENSURE YOUR SUBJECT CHOICES FIT INTO THE TIMETABLE, PLEASE CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW.  YOU NEED TO BE CHOOSING SUBJECTS IN DIFFERENT BLOCK TO AVOID ANY CLASHES

https://www.kes.sheffield.sch.uk/s/Y12-Subject-Blocks-2021-22-Version-2.pdf

Your next steps...

Sociology provides an excellent foundation for higher education with subjects in addition to Sociology being studied include:

  • Psychology and other social sciences
  • Journalism
  • Social Work
  • Law
  • Criminology

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