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Sociology at Chislehurst School for Girls

Course description

Sociologists are interested in why society works in the way that it does and the extent to which our behaviour – and opportunities – can be shaped by our social class, age, gender and race. The course helps students understand the ways that individuals‟ lives are shaped by institutions such as the education system, religion and the mass media.

Course content

2 Compulsory Units:

  • Education with theory and methods
  • Crime and Deviance with theory and methods


2 Optional Units from topics such as:

  • Culture and identity
  • Families and households
  • Beliefs in society
  • Global development 
  • The media

Entry requirements

Students should have a minimum of five GCSEs at Grade C or above, with a B in English Language. Although A/B Grade is required if students have studied it at GCSE.


3 written papers, all papers are 2hours long, of equal weighting of the A Level. All pages have a combination of multiple choice short answers and essay style questions.

Future opportunities

A Sociology qualification is well regarded both by universities and employers as a means of preparing for a wide range of higher education courses and areas of work. Sociology is a useful subject if you are thinking of working in a variety of areas including health, education, law, civil service and social work. Being familiar with sociological ideas can help in any area of employment as you gain an understanding of how different organisations function

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Chislehurst School for Girls directly.

Last updated date: 08 May 2015
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