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Sociology A Level at Cromwell Community College

Course description

Sociology is the study of the individual and society. It focuses on interactions within the local and global community. The subject aims to provide you with evaluative and analytical skills, as well as encouraging you to tackle some of the perplexing questions you face in your formative years, and later on into adulthood.

Ever wondered why girls tend to achieve higher academic results than boys? Do you believe we have free will over our own decisions in life? Could our life already be mapped out for us and are we simply puppets on the strings of the ruling class? If these questions intrigue you then sociology may be exactly the subject for you.


Course content

During your first year you will study two units of work. In the second year you will study a further two units, culminating in three (two hour) external exams at the end of the summer term on all four units. Additionally, you will be formatively assessed by your teacher throughout the two years

Year 12
Unit 1: Families and households.
Unit 2: Education with research methods.

Year 13
Unit 3: Beliefs in society.
Unit 4: Crime and deviance with theory and methods.


Entry requirements

It is a requirement that you achieve a grade 6 in English GCSE to be able to study Sociology A-Level.


You will complete homework which focuses on general understanding of the topics and the exams.

Future opportunities

Sociology in conjunction with your other A Levels opens the door to a wide range of humanities based degrees at university, ranging from studying Sociology, Criminology and Media, to more traditional subjects like Geography and History. Sociology A Levels as a package with other subjects also provide a pathway on to more vocational degrees like Law, business management , film, media and Journalism. All of the above leave Sociology students ideally placed to find jobs in the Legal professions, media, management, social work and teaching and educational establishments.

Sociology can lead to a variety of different careers including; Welfare Services; Politics; Civil Service; Marketing; Advertising and Teaching.

Further information

For further Information, please contact Miss K Cavilla

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 13 October 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years