A Level • Level 3
About the course
Sociology is a subject that requires you to develop a critical view of the society around you, questioning assumptions taken for granted and applying theoretical analysis to back up arguments. During the course we study key sociological theories, perspectives and methods. You will look at how factors such as social class, ethnicity and gender impact on experiences of family life and the sociological explanations of why some groups achieve more in education than others. We critically look at crime and the way in which some groups within society are over-represented in crime statistics, alongside the role of punishment and crime prevention. In addition, you will also look at beliefs in society and the role that religion and beliefs take, analysing the extent to which religion still plays a part in contemporary society.
Type of LearningSchool Leaver
Study ModeFull Time
Location ByBurnley College
02/09/2024, 02/09/2024, 02/09/2024, 02/09/2024, 02/09/2024
At least six GCSEs at grade 5 or above in a good range of subjects, including both English and Mathematics. There are no additional entry requirements for this course
This course is assessed in the following way: 100% external examination
Careers & Progression
On successful completion of this course you may decide to progress onto an Apprenticeship or a Higher/Degree Apprenticeship. You will also have the opportunity to progress onto Degree courses. Careers that this course may lead to include Social Worker, Probation and the Prison Service.
Extra curricular activities
You will have the opportunity to take part in a wide range of activities to enhance your studies. In previous years our students visited Preston Prison, a category B prison, and attended the Behind Bars Conference to ask questions and discuss relevant issues with former prisoners. You will also benefit from a wide range of guest speakers to enrich the curriculum.