Sociology
Type: A Level
Entry Requirements: Two 5/Bs and three 4/Cs in five subject areas at GCSE, to include a minimum of a grade 4/C in Maths and English Language.
Start Date: Sept 2018
Length: 2 years
Course Overview

At a basic level, Sociology is the study of the society around us and our place in it. While everyday life may appear to be random and hectic, it is possible to identify patterns of behaviour. Studying Sociology will make you more aware of your society and enable you to gain a valuable insight into human social behaviour.

What will I learn?

You will study a wide range of interesting and exciting Sociology topics such as culture and identities, social inequalities and youth culture. You will also look at contemporary issues in society such as the strengthening of national identities, plus the investigation of the social construction of gender identities. You will also look at social inequality (this will involve discussions about inequality in our society in terms of gender, age, class and ethnicity), the effect of the mass media and issues surrounding crime and deviance.

Sociologists would claim that society is the single most important influence in your life, and most would argue that our behaviour can be largely explained by our place in society.

How will the course be assessed?

You will be assessed by examinations at the end of the two-year course.

You will also be expected to carry out independent study and other personal development activities alongside your programme, such as additional workshops, an Extended Project Qualification, leisure extracurricular activities, volunteering or work experience, or part-time employment.

Enrichment

At NCC we’re committed to ensuring that your studies are career focused and are linked to your future goals. Develop a new skill, learn how to be a leader, volunteer for a good cause and keep fit through sport. Enhance your learning and make the most of the array of activities on offer to help you stand out from the crowd when applying for university, an Apprenticeship or a job.

Facilities

You will study in modern classrooms with interactive learning technology, and will have access to up-to-date resources.

 

Progression and Careers

Former students have gone on to study at some of the UK’s top universities, including Lancaster University, Loughborough University, Bangor University, Newcastle University, the University of Manchester, the University of Leeds and the University of Nottingham. They are reading an array of interesting and challenging degree programmes including; Sociology, Law, Criminology, Social Policy, Education Studies and Forensic Psychology.

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