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Sociology A Level at Writhlington School

Course description

Students can acquire the essential knowledge and understanding of central aspects of sociological thought and methods, together with the application of a range of skills. It has also been designed to allow the integration of sociological themes, such as socialisation, culture and identity, and social differentiation, power and stratification. The topic areas have been chosen because of their importance and prominence within the core area and their accessibility to Advanced Level students.

Course content

Year 12 - Culture and Identity - Families and Households -  Wealth -  Poverty Welfare and Education including research methods

Year 13 - Beliefs in Society -  Global Development -  Mass Media Power -  Crime and deviance -  Stratification and Differentiation

Entry requirements

Five GCSE Grade 6 to 9. Students require a GCSE Grade 6 in English and a humanities subject.


At the end of Year 12 you will sit end of year exams, these will not count towards your final results. There are three final written examinations at A level.

Future opportunities

Business, public relations and human resources, social services, public administration, counselling, protective social services (criminal justice related fields), law, education, and medicine are available with further study at degree level.

Further information

There will be a trip to London to see the Marx exhibition in Year 13.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 13 December 2017

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