A Level Sociology at The Thetford Academy
GENERAL AIMS: A Level Sociology offers students
the opportunity to develop the essential knowledge
and understanding of central aspects of sociological
thought and methods. It encourages students to
demonstrate the application of a range of skills and
consider the integration of sociological themes.
COURSE OUTLINE: Topics at AS include Culture and
Identity (which will cover different conceptions of
culture, the socialisation process, conceptions of the
self, identity and difference) the relationship of
identity to age, disability, ethnicity, gender, nationality,
sexuality and social class in contemporary society.
Health, illness, disability and the body as social and as
biological constructs, the unequal social distribution
of health and illness Inequalities in the provision of,
and access to, health care in contemporary society, the
sociological study of the nature and social distribution
of mental illness, the role of medicine and the health
professions. There will also be a research methods
component applied to the study of health.
NATURE OF STUDY: This course of study comprises
two written units at AS and two at A Level, with no
coursework. The emphasis is on applying knowledge
and understanding, developing students’ transferable
skills of analysis, evaluation and critical thinking.
Sixth Form Entry
5 A*-C at GCSE, including a C in English + Mathematics,
with a B grade in the chosen subject areas for A Level.
BTEC Level 3
4 A*-C, preferably including a C in English + Mathematics.
BTEC Level 2
2 D grades.
Each student’s work is reviewed at the end of
Year 12 and progress into Year 13 is dependent on
satisfactory performance in the examinations.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Thetford Academy directly.