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A Level: Sociology at Wreake Valley Sixth Form

Course description

Sociology is the systematic study of human society. Students study the way people operate in groups, how society is organised and what causes social conflict.

  • In the first year students will be studying families and households, education and research methods.
  • In the second year they will be studying crime and deviance, theory and methods and beliefs in society.

Social class, gender, ethnicity, culture and identity are common themes in both years. There is no course work, instead students will be examined in June of the second year.

Entry requirements

To join the Sixth Form there is an entry requirement of 5 good passes at GCSE (at least a C or a grade 4).  This must include English and / or Maths at a grade 4.

There are additional entry criteria for Literature, Maths, and Science subjects.

Financial information

Free to home students.

Future opportunities

Sociology is not a specific career, however, it is a highly regarded subject as students learn transferable skills and subject knowledge that are essential for particular careers. A Level students who continue into higher education often study Sociology or other Social Science courses such as Criminology, Nursing, Teaching, Law and Psychology. Some students choosing to go straight into employment join the Police or work in caring professions or make good use of their research skills. Students choosing Sociology along with sciences have found that the insight into human behaviour is invaluable in their pursuit of a range of careers.

Further information

To find out more about this qualification please visit the Wreake Valley Academy website or speak to your class teacher if you are a student at Wreake Valley.

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: 23 November 2016
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