What Will I Study?

Sociology is the study of society and you will develop a comprehensive understanding of our social structure and how it operates. You will be examined in three areas:

Paper 1:

  • Education, Methods in Context, and Theory and Methods.

Paper 2:

  • Culture and Identity and the Media.

Paper 3:

  • Crime and Deviance and Theory and Methods.

How Will I Be Assessed?

This qualification is 100% examined. Each of the units is worth 33.3% of the final A Level grade. Modules will be sat in June of Year 13.

What Can This Subject Lead To/Prepare Me For?

You will gain a better understanding of your environment and the world around you. It can lead to further study at university and is of great value for those people entering into varied careers such as:

  • The Law
  • Medicine (from Consultant to nurse)
  • Teaching
  • Armed Forces or the Police Service
  • Social Work
  • Public Services
  • Personnel Management
  • Politics

Entry Requirements

It is not necessary for prospective students to have studied GCSE Sociology, nor to have any prior knowledge of Sociology, but an interest in people, society and the world is essential. Sociology is an academic course which requires a sound level of literacy in order to cope with the texts that need to be studied and essay-writing, thus students must have achieved at least grade 5 in GCSE English Language and English Literature.

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