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Sociology A Level at Farlingaye High School

Course description

Sociology is an exciting and interesting subject that enables us to analyse modern society and human behaviour.

Important topics and controversial issues are central to this course and always provoke lively debate: What do we mean by culture? Are boys bound to fail at school? Can we explain suicide?

Knowledge, analytical skills and critical evaluation are developed as we explorethe theories, methods and findings of sociologists.

This course may change the way you think about the world you live in.

Course content

AS Level

  • Paper 1 Education with Methods in Context
  • Paper 2 Research Methods and Topics in Sociology (Culture and Identity)

A Level

  • Paper 1 Education and Theory and Methods
  • Paper 2 Topics in Sociology (Culture and Identity and Beliefs)
  • Paper 3 Crime and Deviance and Theory and Methods

Entry requirements

(GCSE grades) Sociology C or C in English Language if Sociology not studied at GCSE.


100% written examination

Future opportunities

Some students continue with Sociology at university while othersfind it useful in courses as varied as Business, Economics, History, Philosophy, Psychology, Politics, Law, Drama, Occupational Therapy and Teacher Training.

Students have found employment in areas as diverse as the media, commerce, education, law and the caring professions. 

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Farlingaye High School directly.

Last updated date: 02 June 2016
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