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Sociology

Staff Contact

Mr Andrew Wright: awright@farmors.gloucs.sch.uk

Course Content

You will study many different aspects of society and acquire critical understanding of the sociological research methods to evaluate them. Areas of study include poverty and wealth amongst different social groups, welfare provision and the importance of work, unemployment and education, global developments like inequality, globalisation and population growth as well as crime and deviance, considering the different social, psychological and cultural influences.  

Exam Board AQA

Three exams at the end of Y13. 

Results 2019

A*-B 11% | A*-C 44% | A*-E 100%

Entry requirements

Sixth Form entry criteria plus grade 4 in GCSE Sociology if studied.

Career Opportunities

The most obvious career directions are Nursing, Social Work and Teaching. However, students also go on to become lawyers, managers, journalists and police officers.  It is a very useful course for developing your understanding of society and facilitates entry onto many university courses.

Trips, Industry Links and Work Experience

A range of speakers in the speakers’ programme

Sixth form has been fantastic for my daughter. She has been encouraged to mature and be a far more independent learner and we can't believe the improvement she has made.

2017 Parental Exit Survey.

 

Student profile


Izzy Keates

Previous school Kingshill

Studying Sociology, Psychology and Biology

Ambition to study Criminology at University