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Sociology (A Level) at Broadway Academy

Course description


AS Sociology provides students with an introduction to the subject of Sociology, its themes and perspectives.  Whilst students sociological skills are being developed they will study the formation of their cultures and identity which leads on to the exam topics of the sociology of Families and Households and Education with Sociological methods.

You will sit two exams, both in the summer term (May or June)

In their second year A2 students will progress on to the topics of Beliefs in Society and Crime and Deviance with Sociological Theory and Methodology.  This enables students to demonstrate their developed view of society and how it is affected by individuals and groups.  Again you will sit two exams, both in the summer term.

Course content

SCLY1: Family and Households is equal to 40% of the AS course.

SCLY2: Education and Sociological Methods is equal to 60% of the AS course.

SCLY3: Beliefs in Society is equal to 40% of the A2 course.

SCLY4: Crime and Deviance with Sociological Theory and Methodology this is equal to  60% of the A2 course.

Entry requirements

5 GCSEs grade A* - C  (including English)


Both AS and A2 have two exams in the summer term. 

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Future opportunities

Social worker, Teacher, Governmental research, Lecturer, Charity work, Politics,

Human resource management, Probation, Journalism, Advertising,

Religious organisations, Counselling Housing officer, Corporate research,

Governmental services, Marketing.

Further information

Where can I find out more about studying Sociology at Broadway?

Ask Miss Arnold or Mrs Palmer-Mills

Websites: - exam board information

         - student friendly website

         - The British Sociological Association - everything you

                 could wish to know with links to other valuable sociological websites.

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: 17 September 2014
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    • Broadway Academy is situated in Perry Barr in the north of Birmingham.

      We are very proud of our £21million new building which boasts state of the art facilities and a learning environment that is second to none.

      The Sixth Form is an important part of the whole school and students have permanent access to teaching staff and and resources to support their learning. The Sixth Formers are role models to the younger students and help support them by mentoring and running extra-curricular clubs.

      There are excellent public transport links for students coming from across the city.