Sociology is the study of society and human behaviour. This course seeks to build upon your existing knowledge by increasing your awareness of what is happening in the world today. You will explore different perspectives and be introduced to conflicting interpretations and theories. This course will encourage you to look at our world in a more critical and enquiring way.
Throughout the HSDC Alton Sociology A Level, you will cover a wide range of topics including ‘Families and Households’, ‘Education’ and ‘Crime’. If questions such as ‘how has the family changed over time?’, ‘how can your gender affect your achievement at school?’ and ‘is there such a thing as a typical criminal?’ are of interest to you, then so is Sociology at HSDC Alton.
You should normally have achieved at least five GCSEs at grade 9 – 4.
A grade 5 in English Language is compulsory.
On this course, you will study:
Sociology is the study of society and human behaviour and this course at HSDC Alton seeks to build upon your existing knowledge of what is happening in the world today. Lessons are varied including; mini-lectures, discussion, debate, quizzes and practical research whereby you are provided with the opportunity to experience some of the practical, ethical and methodological issues that sociologists encounter in their research. We also organise sociological conference trips and hold an in-house conference on ‘Life Behind Bars’.
100% examination made up of three exam papers.
Essential textbooks over the two year course: £40.
Optional trips: from £20 each.
A good A Level pass in a range of subjects will help you to progress to Higher Education or relevant employment. A sociology degree and the skills it brings is invaluable for careers in social research, law, teaching/lecturing, social work, the police force, journalism, media, politics and many others.
I love Sociology as it has given me a wider knowledge of society and it has enabled me to contemplate different views on different classes, ethnicity and gender differences.Sophie Alford, Sociology A Level