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A Level Sociology at St Bartholomew's School

Course description

This is a new two-year linear A Level course. There will be an option for students to complete an AS qualification at the end of Year 12. The AS exam is not, however, part of the full A Level course.

Course content

Sociology offers a distinct and highly illuminating perspective on human behaviour. Learning Sociology means taking a step back from our own personal interpretations of the world and looking at the social influences which shape our lives. Students apply the three core themes of socialisation, culture and identity, and power and stratification to the topic areas of the family, education, global development, and crime and deviance. The course will help you to gain insight into the working of our various social institutions and such things as the everyday world of crime, education, the class system and the family. Learning Sociology is in part a process of self-exploration, as no-one can study Sociology without having to confront challenges to some of their deeply held views and prejudices.


Paper 1 Education with Methods in Context and Theory and Methods – 2 hour written exam, extended writing, 33.3% of A Level

Paper 2 Topics in Sociology – 2 hour written exam extended writing, 33.3% of A Level Option 1 – Families and Households Option 2 – Global Development

Paper 3 Crime and Deviance with Theory and Methods – 2 hour written exam, 33.3% of A Level comprising short answer and extended writing

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St Bartholomew's School directly.

Last updated date: 02 June 2015

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