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Sociology A Level at Bedford Academy

Course description

Do we make our own decision about our relationships with other people, or are these characterised by social norms? Does our career and earning potential depend on our own abilities or are we conditioned by the economy around us? Sociology studies the society in which we live and the relationsjops between individuals and groups of people. No one is an island. We have social relations with our families, friends, neighbours, nations and as human beings. Sociology is the study of these relationships and understanding why our lives and the lives of others are the way they are.

Course content

The subject matter of sociology includes groups like the family. larger networkds like a school or working placem very large institutions like the whole education system or the political system, and even whole societies like England or the United Kingdom. Sociology is the attempt to understand how society works. It provides description and anlysis of the patterns and structures in human relationshops, and it encourages us to see the world through the eyes of others. It can help us as we try to make sense of our own lives, as well as giving us a sense of our wider responsibility to society.


A Level Sociology will be assessed by written exams at the end of th ecourse. There is no coursework.

Future opportunities

Careers in sociology are varied and include roles within national and local government, social work, nursing, police and social research.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 31 July 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years