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Sociology

Staff

Megan Kirkpatrick (HOD)

Stephen Kelly


A Level

 

Sociology is the study of the development, structure, and functioning of human society. The course is also designed to assist in developing a range of essential skills that will prove invaluable in today’s working environment. For instance, you will be taught to interpret, apply, and evaluate various sociological perspectives and make informed and responsible judgements based on this knowledge and understanding. The WJEC (Welsh Joint Education Committee) specification is studied, and it is a modular course, with exams in May/June each year. It consists of Four Units: 

 

AS Units (40%)

Unit 1: Acquiring Culture (15%) 

Unit 2: Understanding Society and Methods of Sociological Enquiry (25%) 

 

A2 Units (60%)

Unit 3: Power and Control (25%) 

Unit 4: Social Inequality and Applied Methods of Sociological Enquiry (35%) 

 

For more information on the course, visit the WJEC Website 

[https://www.wjec.co.uk/qualifications/sociology/r-sociology-gce-as-a/]  


CEAIG
 

The course is also designed to assist in developing a range of essential skills that will prove invaluable in today’s working environment.

Sociology is helpful for a career in: Law, Journalism, Social Work, Childcare, Youth and Community work, Prison and Probation Services, Criminology, Teaching, Public Relations, Occupational Therapy, Health and Social Welfare, and Community Development.

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