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Sociology AS and A Level at Tapton School

Course description

Sociology is about the study of societies, how they work and how they change.  You will learn how societies shape people's ideas and behaviour and how in turn, people interact and shape their societies.  You will also have the chance to consider your own experience of the world around you and develop the knowledge and skills needed to play a part within the community.

Course content

Unit 1 Education with Theory and Methods

Key questions include - Is human action a consequence of society?

Unit 2 Familes and Households and Beliefs in Scoiety

Key questions include - Is family breakdown now the norm? Will religious fundamentalism transform secular societies?

Unit 3 Crime and Deviance with Theory and Methods

Key questions include - Why do individuals break the law?

Entry requirements

A 4 in English Language.

An interest in Current Affairs.

Completion of AS Level to grade D is needed to progress to the A Level.


Unit 1 Education with theory and methods 2hr Exam

Unit 2 Families and Households and Beliefs in Society 2hr Exam

Unit 3 Crime and Deviance with Theory and Methods 2 hr Exam


Future opportunities

Sociology is a Social Science and therefore combines well with both Science and Arts based subjects.  For example, stduents have combined Maths, Chemistry and Sociology or English, History and Sociology, along with other permutations.

You learn and use a variety of transferable skills and many students have gone on to a variety of University courses and jobs. Past students have gone to study degrees in Maths, Medicine, Law, Education, Business, History, Social Sciences etc. Students going into jobs have gone into Insurance, Police, Nursing, Administration, Surveying etc.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 11 November 2016

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years