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Sociology A-level

You will study a variety of sociological theories, studies and concepts, and learn how to evaluate these in a critical manner. The focus will tend to be on British society but comparisons will be made with other countries. Your study will involve a combination of practical exercises and theory.

This course can be studied as part of the Communication or Social Science Pathway.

What do I learn?
You will learn how to analyse the society in which we live. You will examine sociological theories, studies and concepts and learn how to evaluate them.

Your study will include the following:
• unit 1: families and households
• unit 2: education and sociological methods
• unit 3: beliefs in society
• unit 4: crime and deviance linked to theory and methods.

You will learn in groups and there will be ongoing timed assessments. There is no formal coursework assessment on this course.
What do I gain?
You will have your own specialist personal tutor who you will meet individually or as part of a group tutorial and they will help you set review and achieve your targets.

There is an extensive programme of support to help you make higher education decisions and move on to university. The vast majority of A-level students progress successfully to higher education.

There is an extensive programme of enrichment opportunities on offer and you will be encouraged to select from a range including volunteering, work experience, sport and performing.
What do I need?
Minimum six academic GCSEs at A*-C (4) including English Language and Maths but excluding PE, Dance, Catering i.e. subjects with a large practical component.

For this subject you will also need GCSE English Language or GCSE English Literature at grade 4 (either Language or Literature).
What can I do next?
Sociology could lead to a variety of jobs or university courses and is a good general qualification which is very well regarded by universities and employers.
What else do I need to know?
For more information on International entries, please contact international@activatelearning.ac.uk.

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2SFALVL24R Full-time Kings Road, Reading

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Start Date :

Monday 03 September 2018

End Date :

Wednesday 24 June 2020
2 Years 16 to 18 EU tuition fee : £40.00
19 to 23 Concession EU tuition fee : £40.00
24+ Loan EU tuition fee : £1,987.00
   

Please note - Fees may be subject to change