Accessibility links

Sociology A level at Richard Challoner School

Course description

Sociology is the systematic study of human groups and social life in modern society. It is a social science based on logical arguments and evidence. Sociology attempts as far as possible to minimise bias and to maintain objectivity when looking at the social world. If you have an interest in people, then sociology may be a good subject for you, because the focus is on the influences from society which shape the behaviour of people, their experiences and their interpretations of the world around them. Studying sociology will give you an understanding of the social structure of institutions such as the family, education and the political system. It will foster the development of critical and reflexive thinking with a respect for social diversity. Sociology is an exciting, relevant and interesting subject that will enable you to develop an excellent understanding of contemporary society and social life as well as a lifelong interest in social issues.

Course content

Paper One: Education with Theory and Methods in context - Written Examination (2 hours).

Paper Two: Families and Households and Beliefs in Society - Written Examination (2 hours)

Paper Three: Crime and Deviance with Theory and Methods - Written Examination (2 hours).


Entry requirements

 GCSE Grade 5 or above in English Language and English Literature.

Future opportunities

Studying Sociology can give you a whole host of career options, including Human Resources, Advertising, Social Work, Policing, Marketing, Law and Teaching.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 30 October 2017
Provider logo

Key information