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Sociology A-Level at Worthing College

Course description

This course aims to develop your awareness and critical understanding of the society you live in. It’s about the way social factors such as families, the education system and mass media shape our thinking and behaviour.

Course content

In the first year you will study:

  • Research methods.
  • Education methods in context.
  • Families and households.

In addition to the topics covered in the first year, in the second year you will study:

  • The Media.
  • Crime and deviance.
  • Theory and method.

Entry requirements

You will need a minimum of five GCSEs at A*- C grade, including English.


Examination at the end of the second year of your course.

  • Education with Theory and Methods - 33.3% of A Level.
  • Topics in Sociology (includes Families and Households and the Mass Media) - 33.3% of A Level.
  • Crime and Deviance with Theory and Methods - 33.3% of A Level.

All three exams are held in the summer at the end of the second year.

You may be assessed for an AS qualification in this course at the end of your first year as a measure of your progress.

Future opportunities

Sociology helps you develop an analytical approach to issues which is a useful life skill.

It is a recognised academic subject and an excellent preparation for all social science and many other courses at university or college.

It is particularly useful for careers in teaching, nursing, social work, social administration, the police force, childcare and human resources.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Worthing College directly.

Last updated date: 22 August 2016
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