Subject Set: Sociology


Sociology forms part of the Access to HE Diploma. They are not stand alone qualifications.

What are the entry requirements?

Evidence of recent study and preferably GCSE Grade C or Level 4 in English and Maths.

What subjects will I study?

You will consider a range of social areas researching key social issues, including social and cultural differences, health inequalities, social class and poverty. You will also learn about the different sociological perspectives through examining social institutions, including the family, education and the media. You will learn about the research processes used in sociology and have the opportunity to practice the research methods through carrying out your own research project.

How will I learn?

The sessions will include group work, discussion and lectures in which you will consider a range of contemporary social concepts, such as inequality based on class, gender and ethnicity in relation to a range of contemporary social issues. It is also essential that you carry out independent home study.

How will I be assessed?

Assessment is based on five pieces of evidence including three essays, one research report and a two hour examination at the end of the course.

What opportunities will this lead to?

Through completion of the Access to HE Diploma, attainment of this qualification can lead to Higher Education opportunities.

How long is the course?

The attendance for this course is two sessions of 2.5 hours per week.

Are there any additional costs?

You may be required to purchase some text books, stationery and writing materials.

Can I get more information?

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