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Sociology A level at Kings Langley School

Course description

Sociology is an exciting and interesting subject. It is a way of studying why people behave as they do and therefore is sometimes called the Science of Society. Sociology adds to our understanding of ourselves. Everything we are, every thought we have, our hopes and aspirations are all strongly influenced by society. What sociology does is to relate individual experiences of whatever kind, to the nature of wider society.

Course content

Compulsory content:

Education with Theory and Methods

  • Education
  • Methods in Context
  • Theory and Methods

Crime and Deviance with Theory and Methods

  • Crime and Deviance
  • Theory and Methods


Option 1

  • Culture and Identity, Families and Households, Health, Work, Poverty and Welfare

Option 2

  • Beliefs in Society, Global Development, The Media, Stratification and Differentiation

Entry requirements

English Language GCSE at least at Grade C.



Both units are assessed by written examinations, which will require students to answer Data response questions (where data is presented in a variety of forms including: tables, graphs, extracts from studies or newspapers) and also write essays.

Future opportunities

Sociology students choose a wide variety of areas to study at Degree level or pursue as a career. Common options include; Sociology, Law, Medicine, Psychology, Criminology, History, Economics/Business, Art, Sport, Science, English, Theatre Studies/Media, Mathematics, Sciences, Geography and Languages.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Kings Langley School directly.

Last updated date: 26 October 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years