A-Level Sociology Course at Varndean College

 

WHAT WILL I STUDY?

Sociologists ask questions about the behaviour of individuals and groups in society. So if you are interested in people or if you want to understand what is happening in the world, you should find it enjoyable and thought-provoking. You will investigate issues affecting your life such as racism, crime and deviance, youth cultures, gender and class inequalities, family life and global development. We try to understand how society operates and why problems sometimes arise. You will not be told what to think, nor is it just a lot of facts to be learnt by heart. We encourage you to question things people take for granted and help you work out your own ideas.

YEAR 1


  • Culture and identity
  • Education
  • Research methods

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YEAR 2


  • Global sociology
  • Crime and deviance
  • Sociological theory.
COURSE ESSENTIALS

COURSES AVAILABLE:


A Level

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:


Standard advanced course requirements p

HOW THE COURSE IS ASSESSED:


100% Exam

CAREER PATHWAYS

Most of our advanced level students go on to a wide range of degree courses, often in Sociology and the Social Sciences. This subject is a particular asset for careers involving working with people, such as management, marketing, journalism, law, health, welfare or teaching.

TRANSFERABLE SKILLS

Thinking critically; evaluating ideas; constructing and presenting persuasive written and verbal arguments; understanding human relationships; sensitive to people and problems.

OTHER INFORMATION:


There are opportunities to attend student conferences at Sussex University or London and you will be encouraged to attend Feminist and Politics Societies.

Sociology goes well with many other subjects including Psychology, English, Media Studies, History, Law and Philosophy.

ENQUIRIES TO:


Pete Bailey: pfb@varndean.ac.uk

“I chose this subject as I was interested in learning about the society I live in, how it is formed and why certain things occur. It has made me more open-minded and less judgemental about things. I have enjoyed studying the crime topic the most because it has given me an insight which I hadn’t even thought about previously.”
Fen Neylon, ex Priory School, Lewes