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1 5 reasons to do A level Sociology 100% A* to C

2 What is Sociology? Sociology looks out how human beings live in groups, their cultures, the structures that they create and generally how they manage to co-operate together. Sociology looks out how our lives, sense of identity and choices are affected and controlled by social forces. If we don’t understand social problems, we can’t solve them. 5 reasons to do Sociology at A level

3 Reason #1 Outstanding exam results 100% A* to C grade In 2013 Top 8% of Sociology departments in the country 5 reasons to do Sociology at A level Joint top A level results Glyn School 2013

4 Reason #2 Interesting topics Families and Households: Unit 1 What is socialisation? How do different families operate? Why is family breakdown common in the UK? Why are fewer people marrying? What causes domestic violence and dysfunctional families? Education and Young people: Unit 2 What is the point in school? What are the politics of the Education system? What decides whether we are successful in Education? What are the problems faced by young people today? 5 reasons to do Sociology at A level

5 Reason #2 Interesting topics Crime and Deviance: Unit 4 What causes crime? Can we do anything about it? Which groups commit crime and why? Who are victims of crime, why are they vulnerable? What is the point of prison? Sociology of religion Unit 3 Why are people religious? Why is religion in decline? Is religion in decline? Why do people join cults? 5 reasons to do Sociology at A level

6 Reason #3 howwhy Understand how and why things work… Most Most people get by on common sense. But what do most people know?!? It was ‘common sense’ that the Earth was flat, that the Sun went round the Earth and that Women and Black people weren’t as smart as White Males! 5 reasons to do Sociology at A level

7 Reason #3 Sociology translates private troubles into Public issues… Unemployment Domestic violence Mental illness Educational failure Drug abuse Religious extremism Anorexia Shoppa-holism Media moral panics 5 reasons to do Sociology at A level

8 Reason #4 Sociology is well respected by Universities. It isn’t on any of the ‘black lists’. Check these out. It may be that one of the subjects that you think will get you somewhere won’t allow you onto some degree courses or universities. 5 reasons to do Sociology at A level

9 Sociology connects to lots of careers The Law Policing Probation work Politics & government Journalism Market research Advertising Public Relations Medicine & Nursing Occupational Therapy Youth work International development Charity sector And more, or less anything which involves people! 5 reasons to do Sociology at A level Reason #5

10 Course details AS Level: Families and Young people (SCLY 1) – 20% 1 hour exam Education & Research Methods (SCLY 2) – 30% 2 hour exam A2: Beliefs in Society (SCLY3) – 20% 2 hour exam Crime and Deviance, Theory (SCLY 4) – 30% 2 hour exam

11 Psychology and Sociology Any questions? Mr AJ Thirkill


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