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Sociology A Level at Beaufort Co-operative Academy

Course description

Sociology is the study of human social life, groups and societies. The scope of sociology is extremely wide, ranging from the analysis of passing encounters between individuals in the street to the investigation of global social influences and processes. The course comprises 3 modules of study. The two compulsory units are Education and Crime and Deviance with both containing sections on sociological methods.

The optional unit has two sections, currently Families and Households and Belief in Society A course in sociology encourages students to:

•Develop the essential knowledge and understanding of aspects of sociological thought and methods.

• Demonstrate the application of practical and analytical research skills.

• Consider the integration of different sociological themes such as culture, identity and power.


The 3 A Level units are terminally assessed at the end of the second year of study. The AS qualification contains different elements and the assessment of sociological methods is tested in a different way, so it is not possible to offer this qualification as a stand alone option.

Future opportunities

This course will give you a solid grounding in the most popular of the social sciences. It is a relevant qualification for many areas of employment or further study in any academic discipline or research profession. The course combines well with other options and forms an ideal basis for further study offering a clear progression route to Higher Education courses.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Beaufort Co-operative Academy directly.

Last updated date: 09 October 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September