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Mrs Jarman-Smith

Entry Requirements: 

Grade 4 in GCSE English Language and    
Grade 4 in GCSE English literature

Course Overview: 

Sociology is an exciting subject that gives you a much better understanding of the world around you and allows you to reflect on social issues that are often relevant to your own social experiences. This leads to fascinating discussions, for example ‘what impact do digital forms of communication have on social relations?’, ‘why are certain people more likely to commit crimes and be jailed for them?’ and ‘how is my personal identity formed?’

You will develop a broad set of desirable key skills, including the ability to analyse and formulate clear, logical arguments including evaluation from a range of perspectives. Developing strong critical thinking skills and being able to consider issues with a global outlook will be of huge benefit to all students moving forward, whether this is in further education, the workplace or society in general.

Exam Information: 

Duration 2 years
Exam Board: OCR                                             

OCR H580 Sociology
Mock examination in year 12
Three examination papers in Year 13

Qualification Gained: 

A Level in Sociology

Career opportunities: 

Law, journalism, medical professions, charity work, local government, police, teaching, probation officer, prison officer, social worker, data researcher, victim support, crime analyst, counsellor, charity worker.

Subject Links: 

Psychology, History, Law, English Language and English Literature