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Why choose this subject?
Studying Sociology offers insights into social and cultural issues. Why do men commit more crime than women? Sociology explains possible reasons for why a gender gap exists. Alternatively do women commit more crime than men but are better at concealing their crimes? Is childhood disappearing? Do men and women share housework equally today? Why do British Chinese pupils outperform every pupil in the education system?
In Sociology you will learn a range of new skills that will help you think critically, present reasoned arguments and better understand societal issues.
What will you study?
- Sociology of Education, Research Methods and Families and Households.
- Paper 1: Education with Theory and Methods
- Paper 2: Topics in Sociology
- Paper 3: Crime and Deviance with Theory and Methods
How is this course assessed?
In Year 13 the course is assessed through three two-hour examinations.
A degree in Sociology can lead you to employment into a wide range of careers including:
- Social care
- Law enforcement
- Public Relations
It prepares you for business, academia, policy-making, and anything requiring analytical skills. The top six Degree/Higher Education courses taken by students who have an A Level in Sociology include:
- Business Studies