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Sociology A Level at Brompton Academy

Course description


The A level is studied over two years. Sociology is the study of the society that we all live in. Sociology looks at how our social characteristics affect our chances and experiences in life. A level Sociology has a more theoretical base than GCSE and AS level Sociology and so we look at society from different perspectives such as Marxism, Feminism and right wing approaches. We also look into the ways in which the Mass Media has changed over time and how different Research Methods are used to investigate society.

Entry requirements

You need to have achieved 5 A* - C GCSE's to include English and Maths (9-4 grade).  It is desirable, but not essential that students have studied Sociology at GCSE level. Students require a grade 6in GCSE English Language or English Literature.



Grade A – E awarded. The A level course will be assessed by two written exams: Socialisation and Culture including optional units on Family, Youth Cultures, Education, Media and Religion (2 hour 30 minute exam, worth 40% of A Level),  Methods of Sociological Enquiry (1 hour 15 minute exam, worth 20% of final A Level) and Power and Stratification including optional units on Crime and Deviance, Health and Disability, Politics and World Sociology (2 hour 30 minute exam, worth 40% of A Level).

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Future opportunities


Completion of the A Level qualification will give between 16 and 56 UCAS points, to be used to gain entry onto a degree course or entry into the workplace.

Further information

For further information, please contact Brompton Academy on 01634 852341.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Brompton Academy directly.

Last updated date: 23 January 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years