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Sociology A level at QE Academy Trust

Course description

Sociology is a social science. It is a human science that explores in a scientific way the relationship between individuals and the society they live in.

In Sociology we ask such questions as:
- How and why do societies change?
- Why are certain social groups (e.g. homosexual and ethnic minority groups) treated differently by society?
- What causes social inequality at a global scale?
- Why do young men commit the most crime in the UK?

Course content

AS Level Units
- Families and households
- Sociological methods and education

A2 Level Units
- Beliefs in Society / Global Development
- Crime and deviance with Sociological theories and methods

Entry requirements

Students wishing to take Sociology A Level need CC in English GCSE


Assessment is by written examination only; there is no coursework component.

Sociology is closely related to Philosophy & Ethics, Psychology, Business & Economics, History, Geography and Media Studies and makes a good combination with these subjects, as well as Law and English.

Future opportunities

The subject is excellent preparation for further study of any of the Social Sciences, Criminology, Journalism, Law and Education degrees. Sociology is a key component of professional qualifications needed for jobs such as social work and care professions including nursing and police work. Sociology’s emphasis on controversy and critical thinking makes it a challenging area of study attracting the brightest contemporary thinkers to research it further at university.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact QE Academy Trust directly.

Last updated date: 17 December 2015
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