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Sociology A level at Woking College

Course description

Sociology is the study how society is organised and why different social groups experience life in the way that they do. The study of sociology provides valuable insights into how human behaviour is shaped and influenced by the societal forces of group interaction. It offers an enlightening way of seeing and understanding the social world in which we live, looking beyond the taken-for-granted views of reality, to provide a deeper, more illuminating and challenging understanding of social life.

Course content

Component 1 - Examination: Education with Theory and Methods (2 hours - 33%)

  • Section A: Education (short answer and extended writing)
  • Section B: Methods in Context (extended writing)
  • Section C: Theory and Methods (extended writing)

Component 2 - Examination: Topics in Sociology (2 hours - 33%)

  • Section A: Families & Households (extended writing)
  • Section B: Beliefs in Society (extended writing)

Component 3 - Examination: Crime & Deviance with Theory and Methods (2 hours - 33%)

  • Section A: Crime & Deviance (short answer and extended writing)
  • Section B: Theory & Methods (extended writing)

Entry requirements

Five A*- C grades (or equivalent 4+)

Grade 4+ in English Language is desirable but not essential.


100% examination

Future opportunities

Careers for which Sociology has significant relevance including teaching; journalism; the police; social work; nursing; law and the civil service. Many students progress to University to study Sociology; Psychology; Education; Social Administration; Politics; Law or Criminology.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Woking College directly.

Last updated date: 05 September 2016
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