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Sociology A-Level at Whitefield School

Course description

Sociology is the scientific study of the social worlds in which we all live. You will investigate topics such as; what the point of schools is; how families have changed and why people commit crime. It will help you to see your world in a different way. It is a subject that can be studied in conjunction with any other subject.

Course content

Students explore the following topics;

  • Families and households
  • Education
  • Research methods
  • Beliefs in society (Science, Religion, Ideology)
  • Crime and deviance
  • Sociological theory

Entry requirements

In order to study Sociology A level, students must achieve at least 5 A* to C grades at GCSE level. This should include English Language and Mathematics. If you have studied GCSE Sociology, then you must have at least a grade C.


The AS and A2 courses are 100% examination. Students follow the AQA Sociology GCE syllabus.

Future opportunities

Sociology is a well regarded, traditional subject for entry into higher education. It is particularly valuable for careers in social services, market research, advertising, teaching, law, civil service and journalism among many other careers.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 15 June 2015

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