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Sociology A level at Woodhouse College

Course description

Sociology is for students who are interested in how society is organised and our place within it. If you like asking critical questions about how the world works and are interested in issues relating to class, gender, ethnicity, inequality, power and different views of human social behaviour, then this subject is for you. Our students enjoy Sociology because it relates to their own lives.

Sociology develops your skills of analysis and evaluation. It is an essay writing subject. It complements other humanities and social science subjects focused on these skills, particularly history, geography, English and psychology.

Course content

What will I learn?

Families and Households - We examine arguments about the role of families in society; changes in patterns of marriage, divorce and cohabitation; whether men and women have equal responsibility in families and changes in the role of children.

Education and research methods - We look at the role of education- do schools have a hidden purpose? We critically analyse why middle class students, female students and students from some ethnic groups get better exam results. We also learn how research is conducted in the social sciences.

In the second year you will study crime and deviance, inequalities in society and theory.

Entry requirements

At least a GCSE Grade B in English Language and Grade C in Mathematics.


Awarding Body - AQA

Future opportunities

Students progress to Russell Group and other highly ranked universities. Usually they read for social science or humanities degrees including economics, law, psychology, politics, sociology and international relations. Careers include: politics, media, journalism, business, law and policing.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 09 September 2016
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