Sociology

A Level Course

Why should I study Sociology Studies at Moor Park?

This course will prepare you for a wide range of careers within the health service and elsewhere. It is relevant and interesting and will help to complement many other subjects.

What will the course involve?

As with most courses, the AS course consists of two modules. The first module will concentrate on the family and relationships within the family structure, for example, you will study how the family has changed and debate about the changing roles and relationships within the family.

In the second module you will study the Sociology of Education i.e. how and why some groups do better than others in school and college. You will examine changes to schools, and changes within the education system. You will then study Research Methods and how these have been used to study issues in education and the wider sociological field.

The A2 course includes a study of beliefs in society, and how religion and its purpose have changed over time. The final unit is on crime and deviance and looks at why some groups are more likely to commit offences than others, and the impact of crimes on society.

How will I be assessed?

You will sit three 2 hour papers, at the end of the two years. This is a 100% written assessment course. These three papers will equate to your A Level qualification and will be equally weighted.

Most of the exam is essay based and/or short written answers. You will get lots of help and support in the build up to these important exams.

Where does this course lead?

Sociology students go on to a wide range of careers and HE courses, including careers in the media, teaching, the police service, social work, health care and many more.

There are also a wide variety of opportunities in all aspects of social research, such as youth services, the criminal justice system, education, etc.

What are the entry requirements for this course?

You will need at least a grade C in English and Maths.

Exam Board: AQA

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