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Sociology A Level at Caldew School

Course description

AS Level

• Education methods in context

• Research methods and families and Households

A2 Level

• Education with methods in context, theory and methods

• Families and Households

• The Media

• Crime and deviance with theory and method

Entry requirements

It is advised that students have 5 GCSE’s at Grade C or above, but each student’s grade profile will be considered individually. A-C grade in English and Maths is a major advantage as the course requires good communication skills as well as numeracy skills when studying sociological data.


AS - Examinations take place at the end of Year 12.

Paper 1: Education with methods in context. 1hour 30 mins written exam.

Paper 2: Research Methods and Families and Households. 1 hour 30 mins written exam.

A2 Level - Examinations take place at the end of Year 13.

Paper 1: Education with Theory and Methods. 2 hour written exam.

Paper 2: Families and Households and The Media. 2 hour written exam.

Paper 3: Crime and Deviance with Theory and Methods. 2 hour written exam.

Future opportunities

Sociology is a broad-based subject. Students can progress to Higher Education to study Sociology or related subjects e.g. Criminology. Many professions, including teaching and nursing, use Sociology within their training.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 09 September 2016
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Key information

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