- Start date(s):
- 7 Sep 2020
- 2 years
- Level 3
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- Awarded by:
- AQA (Assessment & Qualifications Alliance)
- Framwellgate Moor Campus
- Course costs:
- 16-18 - Free (UK & EEA)
19+ - £993 per year, your course may be free
Sociology requires you to take a step back from your own view of the world and explore social influences that shape people’s lives.
You will look at different methods of research and examine particular aspects of social life in more detail e.g. family life, divorce, inequality and divisions based upon social class, gender and ethnicity. You will also be encouraged to develop analytical and evaluative skills and a critical awareness. You will study family and household; education; research methods; religion, culture and beliefs; and crime and deviance.
New College Durham Sixth Form welcomed Norwegian students from Elvebakken School in Oslo to study A-Levels.
Our Norwegian and Sixth Form students embraced Christmas traditions during their end of term party.
Students and staff from our Sixth Form Centre celebrated a 100% pass rate in 16 subjects.
A-Level students visited Durham University as part of Welcome Week.
12 of our AS students attended an Oxbridge student conference.
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Students raise a fantastic £482.69 for Comic Relief.
Students took part in fun and interactive activities designed to inspire an interest in politics.
The college has received an impressive set of A-Level results enabling students to be accepted onto top university courses.
Twenty four students from Elvebakken College, Oslo, will be spending the following academic year studying with us.
This programme aims to develop students’ knowledge and understanding of different aspects of contemporary society. Through studying sociology, students will develop critical and reflective thinking skills by asking questions about the society in which we live.
Sociology will increase student’s awareness of different social issues and develop theories about how society operates. Students will be encouraged to develop their own sociological awareness through active engagement with the contemporary social world.
You will study the following four compulsory modules in the first year of the programme:
- Methods in Context
- Research Methods
- Families and Households.
You will cover the following compulsory modules in the second year of study:
- Crime and Deviance
- Theory and Methods
- Beliefs in Society.
Average number of hours per week
Day and time of study will be confirmed before the start of your course.
Teaching & assessment
You will be taught by lecturers who are specialists in their subjects. Teaching is classroom based and involves group work and individual work. Independent study is essential outside of the classroom and frequent homework will be given. You will sit monthly in-class assessment for which you will receive extensive feedback, as well as other assessments throughout the academic year, which will help you track your progress.
Terminal exams will be in May/June.
Maths and English
Maths and English skills are essential for the workplace and university.
Work placements are an important part of the programme and all learners will be given assistance in finding a suitable position.
This A-Level, in combination with other subjects, could enable you to apply for degree courses in Anthropology, Childhood Studies, History, Media Studies, Nursing/Midwifery, or Sociology.
Find out more about course fees and financial support for UK, EU and non-EU students, plus how to pay your fees.
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You will be invited in for a tour of the College, and a one-to-one interview with one of our lecturers. A conditional offer may then be made subject to you meeting the entry criteria.
Find out more information about your college interview.
Ideally, you will hold a minimum of 5 GCSEs at 9 to 4 (A* to C) which must include maths and English.