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Sociology - A Level at Crompton House CofE Sixth Form

Course description

Sociology is the study of people and society. It looks at human groups and social life in society to try and understand how they affect us. Sociology provides an opportunity to study some exciting debates and issues such as:

• A woman’s place is in the home looking after her man!

• Girls are more intelligent than boys!

• Women are given lighter prison sentences than men!

• The media injects messages of violence into the audience!

Course content

By its nature Sociology is about opening your eyes and looking at the world around us from different perspectives, therefore it provides various opportunities that help you to become a more informed and aware learner

• You will be involved in group work, discussions and class debates,

• You will carry out your own research and presentations – active Sociology

• You will develop literacy skills writing argumentative essays

• You will learn how to apply sociological theory to contemporary examples and news stories

If you enjoy finding out about why people choose to behave the way they do, what may have influenced their decisions and the different views people have on those choices you will find Sociology an interesting, challenging but rewarding subject.

Entry requirements

English Language GCSE grade C


Exam based assessment

Future opportunities

All careers involve working with other people and Sociology offers you the opportunity to understand human behaviour, meaning the subject is excellent preparation for any future aspirations. In particular

Sociology is related to the following career paths/areas:

• International, Human or Public Relations

• Government or Council based work

Further information

Sociology studies people and therefore combines with many subjects, in particular the Humanities such as History, Government & Politics and Geography as well as written based subjects such as English. Many students study Psychology alongside Sociology as there are many cross curricular themes particularly in research methods.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 18 May 2017

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years