Sociology - A Level

Further Details
Course Code
LA01204
Location
Deeside
Duration
Full Time, The AS qualification is taught in the first year of study.The A2 qualification is taught in the second year of study.
Department
A Levels
Start Date
05 Sep 2022
End Date
23 Jun 2023

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Course Overview
Sociology is a popular and enjoyable subject because students can see it as directly relevant to their lives and a gateway to many interesting professional careers. Lessons include a wide range of teaching methods but the most popular are the lively debates the subject content can generate.

Students are encouraged to analyse, assess and evaluate in oral and written formats, equipping them with a wide range of transferable skills. Independent learning is cultivated, and all students are supported in taking an aspirational attitude to maximize their potential. No prior knowledge of the subject is required but an interest in, and awareness of, contemporary social and political issues are both assets.

The AS/A2 Level Sociology follows the WJEC specification .
Sociology uses competing theories and concepts to examine issues and themes such as: Culture, Youth Culture, Education, World Sociology, Inequality (Gender, class, ethnicity, age) and Research Methods.

The course is demanding, requiring literacy skills for essay work, and analytical and evaluative skills for researching methodological studies and texts.
Internal assessments will use a variety of formats to enable students to gain a clear picture of their progress and take action for improvement. Internal Mock examinations will be held in January\February. External examinations are held in May (for AS) and June (for A2).

The AS/A2 Level Sociology follows the WJEC specification:

AS UNIT1: ACQUIRING CULTURE (Written examination: 1:15 hours).
Section A – One structured question on the key concepts and processes of cultural transmission, socialization and the acquisition of identity.
Section B- Youth Culture including a compulsory question and a choice between two essay questions.

AS UNIT 2: UNDERSTANDING SOCIETY AND METHODS OF SOCIOLOGICAL
ENQUIRY (Written examination: 2 hours).
Section A – Methods of Sociological Enquiry.
Section B- Understanding Society: Education

A2 UNIT 3: POWER AND CONTROL (Written examination 2 hrs.)
The questions in this section are on the theme of World Sociology.

A2 UNIT 4: SOCIAL INEQUALITY AND APPLIED METHODS OF SOCIOLOGICAL ENQUIRY (Written examination: 2 hrs 15 hours).
Section A- Applied Methods of Sociological Enquiry.
Section B – Social Inequality. Questions in this section are on the theme of social differentiation and stratification.
5 GCSEs at grade C/4 or above including English Language /Welsh (1st Language) at grade B/6 or a B/6 in a literacy based subject such as History, English Literature, Religious Studies.
No previous experience necessary however if Sociology taken to GCSE a B/6 or above is required

Should an A level applicant have or be predicted a grade D/3 in either GCSE Maths or English (and at least a grade C/4 in the other subject) then your application will be considered.

At Coleg Cambria we would encourage you to do the very best that you can in your exams. The better your grades the more options you will have, and may result in you gaining entry onto a higher level course
A Level Sociology is accepted as a recognised academic qualification for entrance to all Higher Education institutions and employers in all professions highly value candidates with Sociology qualifications.

Owing to the versatile range of skills they bring some of our most successful students have gone onto study at top universities such as Oxbridge and Russell group universities and into careers such as University Teaching, Journalism, Social work Medicine, the Police force and Law.
Some courses may require equipment and/or uniforms to be purchased.
Please see attached equipment list for further information.
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