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Sociology A Level at The Green School

Course description

Sociology will give you the opportunity to consider the impact of society on the individual and the impact of the individual on society.

You will be able to develop your knowledge about the behaviours of individuals and groups in society. It involves studying societies and the way that they shape people's behaviour, beliefs, and identity. Sociology enables us to make sense of the rapidly changing world that we live in. Perhaps most fundamentally of all, Sociology enables us to understand ourselves. The way that we think, behave, and feel, indeed our very sense of identity, is socially produced.

Entry requirements

Grade B in a humanities subject or in GCSE Sociology, plus grade 6 in English Language


Sociology A-level, two-year linear course. 
Examining board: AQA. 

Total of three papers with equal weighting. 

  • Paper 1: Education with Theory and Methods, 2 hours (33.3%) 
  • Paper 2: Topics in Sociology, 2 hours (33.3%) 
  • Paper 3: Crime and Deviance with Theory and Methods, 2 hours (33.3%)

Future opportunities

Sociology complements other Social Sciences, History, and Geography and can be taken by those wishing to balance a Science or Humanities curriculum with a Social Science.

As an A-level subject Sociology teaches you many transferable skills that are essential in any chosen career path. It allows students to develop their analytical and evaluative skill preparing them for University and many Sociology students go on to study it further at University.

A degree in Sociology can also lead to many different areas of work such as Social work, Policing, Research and Teaching.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Green School directly.

Last updated date: 08 December 2016
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