This course indulges the mind into questioning societal issues that are subconsciously embedded into many of our thought processes. Every individual in today’s British society undergoes some form of an educational experience. One of the main core topics you will be studying about is Education; the globalization of a universal structure in society, achievement among ethnic minorities and even the educational policies that shape the way we learn today.
Another main core topic is Crime and Deviance. Although taught solely in the A Level course, this is extremely appealing to students as it allows sociologists to understand what makes offenders commit crimes, and how they are dealt with by rehabilitation centres such as prisons.
The course breakdown is presented below for both the AS course and A Level. It is integral you have strong literacy skills that will aid you throughout the two years in expanding, improving and perfecting your academic literacy. This cause is heavily based on essay writing. Therefore, in order to achieve higher banding levels, students should be able to write lengthy paragraphs and ascertain high expectations for themselves. Cutting corners does not exist in Sociology. Where necessary, essay questions will ask you to delve into content outside of the textbook and into the real world. If students have a passion for reading, this course is for you.
An important element of A-Level Sociology is Theory and Methods. Research Methods is taught throughout both years, and are examined in Paper 1 and Paper 3. Theories and perspectives is similar, and your desire to learn about theories such as Functionalism, Marxism and Feminism will come naturally as your content knowledge develops.
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