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Sociology A Level at Rosebery School

Course description

Compulsory units

Education plus Sociological methods

Crime and Deviance plus Sociological methods

Topics in Sociology

Family and Households

Mass media

Entry requirements

GCSE English and Maths at Level 5 recommended.


100 % written exam

Three two-hour exams covering the compulsory and optional units

Paper One: Education and Sociological methods: twohour exam, 80 marks 33.3% A Level

Paper Two: Topics in Sociology – Family and Mass media: two-hour exam, 80 marks 33.3% A Level

Paper Three: Crime and Deviance and sociological methods: two-hour exam, 80 marks 33.3% A Level

Future opportunities

A particularly good base for Sociology, Social Policy and Administration, Social Anthropology degree. Careers involving: Research posts in the field, education, journalism, media, management, the caring professions and many others, owing to the variety of areas covered during the course.

Further information

The experience of learning Sociology at A Level is unique. Students will be encouraged to take part in class discussions and debates. Group work is also an essential method of learning used in Sociology to ensure students share and analyse their ideas and opinions with their peers. Other methods used by the department include: Individual study, essay and structured question discussion, presentation and the analysis of documentary programmes. It is also expected that students will use a range of sources in their research, such as the Internet and Sociology journals.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 14 February 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 years