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Sociology (A Level) 

Course outline

AS Sociology –Education with Theory and Methods and Families and Households with Research Methods (2 exams)

A Level Sociology – Education with Theory and Methods; Families and Households with Research Methods; Beliefs in Society and Crime Deviance with Theory and Methods (3 exams)

Please note: All students will sit the AS exams at the end of Year 12 and continue to complete the A level at the end of Year 13.

What type of student succeeds at Sociology A Level?

Sociology is a demanding A Level. It requires commitment and a willingness to work independently. Having an interest and knowledge of society and politics will also benefit any student on this course.

Subject requirements at GCSE

A minimum of a Grade 5 at English GCSE is required in order to study Sociology at A Level.

Complementary subjects

Sociology is well paired with any subject that has a heavy written content: English, History, Geography, Philosophy & Ethics, Economics, Psychology, Business and Health and Social Care.

Homework

Students receive homework every single day. Sociology is best learned through constant practice and repetition and students get plenty of opportunity to do so. Exam packs are produced containing every single past paper question so students will never run out of practice questions.

Student View

“Sociology is motivationally challenging in the sense that it pushes you to reach your limits but the sense of accomplishment is second to none… as you will get there”.

 

Future Directions

Which university courses require Sociology A Level?

Sociology can help you onto a wide range of University Courses; these can range from Law to Criminology to Journalism. Sociology will benefit you in terms of accessing a range of degrees.

Which university courses look favourably on Sociology A Level?

Sociology A Level is favourable for any degree which requires the ability to evaluate and critique existing theories.

What are the entry requirements to study Sociology at university?

Sociology entry requirements vary depending on your University of choice.

Which careers could Sociology A Level lead to?

Law, Civil Service, Social Work, Criminal Justice System, Teaching,  Politics, Youth Worker, Social Researcher.

Health & Social Care (BTEC) 

 

Course outline

8 Units:

3 Externally Assessed Units

5 Internally Assessed Units

What type of student succeeds at Health and Social Care?

Health and Social Care is a demanding BTEC. It requires commitment and a willingness to work independently. Having an interest and knowledge of society and the health and social care sector will also benefit any student on this course.

Subject requirements at GCSE

A minimum of a Grade 5 at English GCSE is required in order to study Level 3 BTEC in Health and Social Care.

Complementary subjects

Health and Social Care is well paired with any subject that has a heavy written content: English, Sociology, History, Geography, Philosophy & Ethics, Economics, Psychology and Business.

Homework

Students receive homework every single day. Health and Social Care is best learned through constant practice and repetition and students get plenty of opportunity to do so. The assignments are undertaken after practice has been carried out.

Student View

“Health and Social Care is more than simply health or social care; you learn about the psychological, sociological and biological aspects of the health and social care sector. The work is stretching and interesting and it has made me rethink my future plans.”

 

Future Directions

Which university courses require BTEC Health and Social Care?

Health and Social Care can help you onto a wide range of university courses; these can range from Midwifery, to Social Work to Childcare degrees.

Which university courses look favourably on BTEC Health and Social Care?

BTEC Health and Social Care is favourable for any degree which requires a social care or medical background.

What are the entry requirements to study Health and Social Care at university?

Health and Social Care entry requirements vary depending on your university of choice.

Which careers could Sociology A Level lead to?

Teaching, Social Work, Midwifery, Paramedic, Counsellor, and many in the NHS.