Ever wondered how we developed into the society we are today? How the way you see yourself determines the way people identify you? Whether men or women are more likely to commit a crime? AS and A-level Sociology will help you to make sense of the society we live in and understand the cultural and identity issues which affect us all.
Students will learn a number of skills including the use of evidence to support your arguments, research skills and critical thinking. Students will learn about topics that are relevant to everyday life; plus it opens the door to a fantastic range of interesting careers.
In the first year students learn about culture and identity, social stratification and differentiation, and study in depth Education including teacher/student relationships, education policy and its relationship to the economy and class structure. Students also learn about how Sociologists carry out research and the application of research methods to the study of Education. Students study a further topic from a choice of Culture and identity, Families and households, Health or Work, poverty and welfare.
In the second year students study Crime and Deviance – theories and research – and one topic from Beliefs in society, Global development, the Media or Stratification and differentiation.
Where will AS and A-level Sociology take you?
According to bestcourse4me.com the top six degree courses taken by students who have an A-level in sociology are: Sociology • Psychology • English studies • Business studies • Law • Teaching.
Possible career options
Studying sociology at university can give you a whole host of exciting career options, including: Social work • Human resources • Advertising • Policing • Marketing • Journalism • Law • Teaching.