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Sociology (A Level) at Roundhay School All through education from 4 to 18

Course description

In Sociology, we are interested in how people live in groups in our society. We therefore look at areas and themes such as the crime, inequality, extremism and the education system. There are many different views or perspectives in Sociology and therefore the subject lends itself to lively debate. We all have viewpoints on contentious issues such as those related to gender, social class and race, which means that many students are able to participate fully in classroom discussions. Sociology is a lively, thought provoking subject, but students require a mature attitude and strong work ethic to succeed. Students will also need and open mind to the ideas of others. We believe Sociology is an exciting and important discipline that offers students the opportunity to consider why our society functions as it does and engage in thinking critically about some of the most important issues affecting contemporary society.

Course content

Crime and Deviance


Theory and Methods


Families and Households




Beliefs in Society

Entry requirements

General entry requirement:

Students should achieve GCSE grade 5 in English Language and Mathematics plus 3 further GCSE grades 9-4 (or grade C in non-reformed qualifications) AND meet the individual subject specific requirements.

Plus Sociology Grade 4 if taken at GCSE


Three 120-minute papers at the end of the course

Future opportunities

A qualification in Sociology is relevant to many career paths such as law, journalism and education. Sociology is obviously also particularly relevant to social work

Further information

To discuss this course, please contact our Subject Leader of Sociology, Mr S Kielty

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: 12 October 2017
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