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Sociology A Level at Tor Bridge High

Course description

Sociology is a popular two year A-Level subject. It is a discipline which develops students’ critical and analytical skills and combines well with a number of other courses for university entrance.

An analysis of both contemporary societies and personal experience is undertaken. Sociology deals with controversial issues in a balanced and unbiased way, using a variety of social theories and methods.

Students are encouraged to evaluate sociological and non-sociological evidence and present explanations and arguments in an understandable and logical form.

Course content

Education with Theory and Methods 50% of Year 1 Written exam 2 hours
Families and Households
50% of Year 1 Written exam 2 hours

Crime and Deviance with Theory and Methods
33.3% of Year 2 Written exam 2 hrs
Education with Theory and Methods
33.3% of Year 2
Written exam 2 hours

Families and Households,
Global Development
33.3% of Year2
Written exam 2 hours

Entry requirements

You will need 8 A* — C grades, including a grade 5 or above in English and Maths. We welcome applications from enthusiastic students with a commitment to study and read around the subject.


The course follows the assessment and qualifications alliance (AQA) specifications. There are three assessment objectives, each of which are important. AO1: Knowledge and understanding of the theories, methods, concepts and various forms of evidence
and of the links between them; communication of knowledge and understanding in a clear and effective manner. AO2: Demonstration of the skills of application and analysis and AO3: Demonstration of analysis and evaluation skills.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Tor Bridge High directly.

Last updated date: 17 January 2018

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