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Sociology A Level - 2020:21


Location: Farnham Sixth Form College
Course Code: FCSOC-AL
Year: 2020:21
Duration: 2 Years
FT/PT:  Part-Time 
  
Exam Board:  Assessment and Qualifications Alliance (AQA)
Fees (16-18): £ 0
Fees (Adv Learner Loan): £ 1987
   
07/09/2020Places Available
Subject Area


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Content / Overview 

Sociology gives you a different outlook on your everyday world. It is a great opportunity to study controversial subjects not usually taught at school.

Topics include:

  • Social and cultural differences in society
  • Differences in families and households
  • Religion
  • Sociological theories
  • Criminology

You learn through discussion, guided reading, written assignments, group tasks, videos, classroom presentations and online research. You will have the opportunity to participate in trips to key social institutions and discussions with guest speakers from various backgrounds and interests. There will be the opportunity to hear visiting speakers.

All 16-19 year olds on full-time programmes will be required to retake GCSE English and Maths or to undertake Functional Skills, if they have not already attained the equivalent of a GCSE grade C in these subjects, every year of their course, until they complete their studies.


Course Modules 

Steps to Success Year 1 Year 2
Route and Progression arrows

Entry Requirements

At least five GCSEs at grade 4 (grade C) or above, including in Maths. In addition you should have a grade 6 (grade B) or above in English Language. 

Entry Requirements

85% or above attendance in year one.

Specialist Academic Skills The ability to interpret, analyse and evaluate key concepts in sociology.
An understanding of family, education and methods
The ability to interpret, analyse and evaluate key concepts in sociology.
An understanding of beliefs in society, crime and deviance and methods.
Essential Skills for Progression

Essay writing skills

Ability to complete tasks under timed conditions

Development of terminology and application of English Language skills
Subject Specific Enrichment

Learning walk on Marxism

Visit to Surrey University and talk with guest speaker

Visit to Prison/ Police station

Guest speakers
Personal Development (EEP)

Managing own learning

Organising self

Independent study and use of online learning

Trips and visits

Personal safety

Managing own learning

Independent study and use of online learning

Reflective learning

Trips and visits

Personal safety
Building on Social, Community and Employability Skills (EEP)

Citizenship

Preparation for employment

Practitioner values & attitudes

Experience of work/ sector

Citizenship

Practitioner values & attributes

Experience of work/ sector

Skills development in a range of specialisms tailored to employment

 


Why Study Here

Explore this fascinating subject and learn in a variety of ways including through discussions with guest speakers and trips.


Suitable For

Those who want to explore a controversial subject and move on to further study. If you are interested in people and the social and cultural differences that exist in society today then sociology is for you.


Application Method

Application followed by individual interview

Entry Requirements

At least five GCSEs at grade 4 (grade C) or above, including in Maths. In addition you should have a grade 6 (grade B) or above in English Language.



Delivery Method

Discussion, guided reading, written assignments, group tasks, videos, classroom presentations and online research. There is a substantial written assignment or timed exam practice every two weeks.


Homework

Homework is set every two weeks and relates to the timed written assignments/exam practice in class-time.

Assessment

Two exams taken at the end of each year; no coursework.


Further Study

Degrees or careers in medicine, nursing, criminology, social work, police, teaching, youth work, journalism, human resources, marketing, and advertising.


Additional Information

The required core text books:

  • ‘The complete course for the AQA specification’ Napier Press by Rob Webb et al (Napier Press 2008) ISBN-10: 0954007956
  • ‘The complete course for the AQA specification’ Napier Press by Rob Webb et al (Napier Press 2009) ISBN-10: 0954007966


All students aged 19 years or over on 1 September in the first year of their course are expected to pay tuition, registration, exam fees and all other course related costs. Some assistance with these costs may be available depending on your circumstances and the latest government funding position.

There are normally no tuition, registration or examination fees to pay if you are aged 16-18 on 1 September in the first year of your course and are a British or European Union resident. This does not apply to HNCs/Ds, Foundation Degrees, Degrees or courses that do not attract government funding (identified as 'no fee remission available on this course').

 

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