This is an exciting, very modern course that will give students a deeper understanding of the world around them and allow reflection on social issues relevant to their own social experiences. Fascinating discussions are encouraged: “How are Facebook and Twitter changing our friendships and relationships?”, “Are two married parents better than one?”
Students can acquire knowledge and a critical understanding of family life, our education system, sociological research, beliefs in our society and crime & deviance.You will begin by finding out about new terms: norms and values, culture and socialisation. What is Sociology? How do sociologists study society? How much have you been shaped by the people around you?
Sociology teachers are all highly experienced and enthusiastic at teaching the subject and have a wealth of student friendly activities, videos and handouts combined with valuable insights from related careers. Students are encouraged to maintain an interest in the news, visit Universities and attend Study trips.
A large number of students go on to study Sociology or a related subject at university. The skills you acquire are transferable to a number of professions.
Some options for Sociology students are: Counsellor, Social Work, Human Resources, Youth Worker, Teacher, work within the Police or Prison Service.
You will sit 3 exams at the end of two years.Each exam is 2 hours long.
Paper 1 examines Education with Theory and Methods.
Paper 2 examines topics including Families and Households & Beliefs in Society.
Paper 3 examines Crime and Deviance with Theory & Methods.
This further education course is free for all 16-18 year olds who are a resident in the UK and the European Economic Area or have been for the last 3 years. You must be under 19 years old on 31st August in the calendar year you start your course.