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Sociology A Level at Ivybridge Community College

Course description

“The fascination of Sociology lies in the fact that its perspective makes us see in a new light the very world in which we have lived all our lives.” Peter Berger.

An understanding of an increasingly complex modern world is, many would argue, essential to success within it. Sociology, an academic subject in its own right, can equip you with the necessary knowledge and understanding to see where you yourself fit into society, and where you may want your career to lead.



What will you study?

Topics covered include:

Crime and Deviance



Beliefs in Society

Stratification and Differentiation

Research Methods

Some of these topics may be familiar to you from GSCE work in History, English and Social Studies. In Sociology we look in considerably more depth at what it is that makes modern society tick, and therefore a genuine interest in contemporary social issues is required.

Entry requirements

In order to be considered for an Advanced Subsidiary Course, which leads to a full Advanced Level, students will be expected to have gained an absolute minimum of five GCSE grades at C or above in Mathematics and English, with a minimum of B grades in their chosen subjects having been studied at a higher tier. Students achieving a C grade at GCSE in their chosen subject may be accepted only by negotiation and agreement with the Team Leader for that subject.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 08 September 2016

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