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Sociology AS & A Level at Biddenham Upper School and Sports College

Course description

Sociology, essentially, is the study of society. We talk about how society works and who are the different groups are that make up our society. During the two year course students study: 

  • Family and Households
  • Education
  • Beliefs in Society
  • Crime and Deviance
  • Theory and Methods

The questions that we will consider in the first term are:

  • Why do we go to school?
  • What impact does education have on our life chances?
  • How does the government influence our education?

Entry requirements

English GCSE at grade C or above.


The A level course is entirely exam based and there will be external exams at the end of year 1 and year 2.

Financial information

There are minimal extra costs involved in this course. However we visit a local museum during the Beliefs in Society unit and there is also the opportunity to purchase additional textbooks.

Future opportunities

Students with Sociology A Level are accepted onto all kind of degrees, from Nursing and Social Work to Journalism and Social Sciences. One of our past students is currently doing an Architecture degree at Manchester University! Sociology is a good course for progression into Public Services like the Police as the study of Crime & Deviance, for example, fosters a good understanding of the workings of wider society.

Further information

For further information please contact: Mrs K Sanders Pope,

Examination board: AQA

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Biddenham Upper School and Sports College directly.

Last updated date: 04 November 2016

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